Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demonstrated emphatically to the watching world that he was more than just a smiling face with a tactically astute display to beat Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
The Norwegian’s tactical acumen was personified by a style based on mobility and speed down the middle, as Paul Pogba released a sublime pass to isolate Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen up against Marcus Rashford, who duly scored his seventh goal of the season just before half time.
Man United demonstrated grit in the second half, sitting back and soaking up pressure, but had David de Gea to thank for their third successive clean sheet, with the sensational Spaniard making 11 saves in 45 minutes.
Here are the best photos from what was, above anything, a pulsating game of football between two good sides.
Embed from Getty Images