Angel Gomes secured the win for United ten minutes from time with a well-taken goal from an acute angle inside the penalty area.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have made clear that Marcus Rashford will be Manchester United’s starting No.9 next season but Anthony Martial did his chances of playing through the middle more regularly no harm with a promising performance.
Although the signing of Daniel James from Swansea City was done so with the future in mind, the diminutive Welshman has featured prominently under Solskjaer during pre-season to boost his chances of playing against Chelsea on the opening day.
It will encourage Solskjaer that United’s senior players certainly seem to trust James as they regularly sought him out on the left flank throughout the first half and with good reason as Spurs found it difficult to contain him.
Towards the end of the campaign, Spurs were generally set up in a 4-4-2 diamond shape to compensate for the Harry Kane-shaped hole in their attack, with Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura dovetailing as two free-roaming forwards.
The Scot’s willingness to hold his position frees up space for Paul Pogba and he adds a bit of bite to United’s midfield too.
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