Unfortunately for the English tabloids who were already rubbing their hands, the “sackico” between Tottenham and Manchester United is not yet to condemn Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. On the other hand, the ax gets even closer to Nuno Espirito Santo. At the end of the victory of Red Devils against Spurs (3-0) this Saturday during the tenth day of the Premier League, the Norwegian coach offered himself to regrets as the Portuguese coach finds himself more than ever in the hot seat.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asked his players for a burst of pride after the start against Liverpool (0-5). Just to put action into words, the Norwegian coach changed his tactical scheme and moved to a 3-5-2 to strengthen his defense. Despite the presence of the Maguire-Varane-Lindelof trio, the Red Devils have left plenty of space for Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.

Despite a good density in defense, Manchester United was scared. On a poorly cleared free kick from Giovani Lo Celso. On a second ball, Cristian Romero thought he had thrown the shock by picking up from close range. But a logical offside deprived the Argentina international of his first Premier League goal (0-0, 28th). A few minutes later, a save from Aaron Wan-Bissaka saved Manchester United on a nice opening from Harry Kane for Heung-Min Son (0-0, 35 ‘).

And as is often the case in football, after Tottenham’s two big failures, it was Manchester United who found the loophole. Aligned in attack with Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo had a little trouble before entering his match. But when he got down to it, the five-time Golden Ball did a lot of good for his team.

Little found by his teammates at the start of the match, CR7 finally benefited from a love of center from Bruno Fernandes and scored his seventh goal of the season in all competitions combined with a very nice volley (0-1, 39th). As often, the Portuguese duo of the Red Devils made the difference and were a big thorn in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

At the end of a rather sluggish second period on both sides, Cristiano Ronaldo found Edinson Cavani with a nice through pass. Having gone to the limit of offside, the Uruguayan secured the victory of the Red Devils (2-0, 64th). With the donation, CR7 became the oldest Premier League player to score a goal and a caviar in the same game at 36 years and 267 days old. The record in the matter, held since 2014 by Didier Drogba, is equaled by the stainless Cristiano Ronaldo.

Marcus Rashford weighed down the scoring further in the final minutes (3-0, 86th), and Manchester United largely won at Tottenham Stadium. After four consecutive games without a win in the Premier League, Manchester stopped (a little) the crisis and got back to the race for the Champions League.

Conversely, Nuno Espirito Santo seems increasingly weakened while Spurs are only eighth after this second consecutive defeat in the league. As a symbol of the anti-Nuno chants resounded from the stands during the last half hour of play.

Fifth in the standings thanks to this success against Tottenham, the Red Devils find themselves three lengths from the podium and third held by Manchester City. What reinforces the importance of the derby next Saturday at Old Trafford. Facing the Citizens of Pep Guardiola, beaten by Crystal Palace (0-2) this Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will play his position again on the bench of Manchester United. From there, a capital move on the field of Atalanta Bergamo in the Champions League could confirm the start of the Mancunians or plunge them back into doubt.

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