1. Jadon Sancho is like the face of the Red Devils
Before the match, Erik ten Hag expressed his expectation that Jadon Sancho will play with more confidence after successfully hitting 11m at Wembley in the penalty shootout. It didn’t take long for Sancho to prove his coach right. He opened the scoring against Tottenham after only 7 minutes of play with a dangerous shot into the bottom corner of the goal.
Sancho has performed well in recent weeks and this goal is what the Three Lions star desperately needs. He immediately looked more confident, and almost scored a second. Sancho is now up to 6 goals in the season. Unfortunately, his performance summed up what the Reds showed against Tottenham. He gradually lacked performance before being substituted in the 61st minute.
2. Marcus Rashford shines again
Rashford must rush back from injury, and play with all his might for the good of the team. He looked fresher against Tottenham, playing a key role in United’s goals with an assist for Sancho to open the scoring and scoring the second late in the first half.
The English star currently has up to 10 assists in the whole season and 29 goals. Due to injury, it was the 25-year-old’s first goal since April 5. Rashford will be keen to return to the terrifying form he enjoyed at the start of the year.
3. The Red Devils lose points with Kane
Man United showed they were better than Tottenham throughout the season. The Reds are ahead of the Roosters, have won the League Cup – something Harry Kane didn’t have at Tottenham – and reached the FA Cup final.
Leading 2-0 after the first half, this is an opportunity for Ten Hag’s team to show their superiority against the priority goal of the summer of 2023. But it is a pity for them, when Tottenham have 2 equalizers. , to show their potential. Man United’s instability clearly cannot convince Kane.
4. Poor backup
Erik ten Hag launched the substitutes to try to reduce the pressure of Tottenham, in the context of Man United’s physical decline after the first half, but it did not really work.
Fred was a terrible change when he came on for Christian Eriksen. Tyrell Malacia looked out of place when he came on at left-back. Wout Weghorst and Anthony Martial did not produce anything remarkable.
5. The match against Aston Villa is now very important
The race to the top 4 will not be easier for Man United after this draw, when Newcastle have defeated Everton convincingly at Goodison Park. Man United is currently 6 points ahead of Tottenham with 2 matches in hand. Newcastle are third, 2 points ahead of the Red Devils, but the Striker has kicked more than 1 game.
Aston Villa is the next opponent of coach Ten Hag and there is simply no room for mistakes, as Unai Emery’s army is working hard to secure a place in the European Cup next season. Villa are in sublime form and they can close the gap with Man United to just 3 points if they win at Old Trafford.
Minh Tuan | 05:50 04/28/2023