Manchester United player claims ‘we felt stronger than them’ after Spurs draw

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Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has admitted he felt the Tottenham players were struggling towards the end of the game in the 1-1 draw on Friday night.

Tottenham’s January signing, Steven Bergwijn gave the Lilywhites the lead in the first half, but Bruno Fernandes secured the Red Devils a point from the penalty spot late on in the game.

The 24-year-old told the Manchester United website he felt his side were the better of the two teams and could see Spurs struggling towards the end of the 90 minutes.

“We never give up and we kept going,” Shaw added.

“We felt fit, we felt stronger than them and we felt like they were struggling at times. We kept going and got the penalty.”

The draw maintained United’s four-point gap over Spurs with both sides looking to end the season with Champions League qualification (PL).

One of the new rules introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic allows managers to use up to five substitutions in a game (Sky Sports).

However, Jose Mourinho only used two replacements, whereas United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used all five available.

Spurs return to action on Tuesday when West Ham make the journey across the capital for a London derby.

Spurs Web Opinion

Perhaps Shaw is right, certain players looked spent towards the end of the game (Harry Kane and Heung-min Son). However, our sit-back tactics certainly did not make our fitness look great as we looked set on sitting back and holding out the 1-0 lead which we had.

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