Player ratings from the Tottenham loss to Man United in Shanghai

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were unable to follow up their win over Juventus earlier this week with a similar result today, as they lost 2-1 to Man United in Shanghai.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring in the first half, before Moura equalised after the break. Spurs were bossing the game in the second 45, but a goal out of nowhere from Angel Gomes earned the Red Devils all three points.

Let’s take a look at how the players did today against United:

Gazzaniga – 6.5

Beaten at his near post for the first goal and looked a little dodgy when coming off his line once or twice. However, he did make some good stops along the way.

Walker-Peters – 7

Looks comfortable in the right-back berth, but I would like to see him get to the byline and deliver some testing crosses a little more often.

Tanganga – 7.5

Remarkable how natural he looks at the back alongside seasoned professionals and up against top-class strikers. One early nervy moment, but apart from that, he looked class.

Vertonghen – 6.5

His first start in pre-season and looked a little off the pace, but a consistent game as always from Jan.

Georgiou – 6

Still not convinced about this lad. Much better defensively today, but was still missing a lot when getting forward.

Winks – 6.5

Just keeps everything ticking over, even if it doesn’t look too impressive, a good game from the academy graduate.

Sissoko – 5

Way off the pace today and seemed to have something in for Dan James. The ‘stamp’ didn’t look great and someone at Spurs should have a word with the Frenchman.

Ndombele – 6

First start in Spurs colours and a steady performance. Still a long way from the compilation videos we have all seen, but he’s getting there.

Alli – 5

Yet again, Alli just seems to be a couple of weeks behind everyone else. He was half a yard too slow and his touch was off again today.

Parrott – 7

The more I see of this lad, the more I like him. Fed off scraps today and did it well. Looks great on the ball and could be a decent option for Poch this season.

Kane – 6.5

Spurs weren’t great going forward, but Kane definitely looks more athletic and powerful out there in this pre-season. Big things to come.


Foyth – 6.5

Came on and did very well at right-back and then in the centre of defence. When he cuts the mistakes out his game, the young Argentine looks class.

Alderweireld – 7

Never gives an attacker an inch. Spurs need to tie this man up to a new contract as soon as possible.

Skipp – 6

Similar to Winks, he just keeps the ball moving. I can only see his role at Spurs growing year on year.

Lamela – 5.5

Had little impact when he came on, but the effort is always therefrom Erik. An injury-free season could be the making of him at Spurs.

Moura – 7

Always a live wire when he comes on and managed to grab an equaliser to make it 1-1. Such a good option to have for Spurs, from the start and off the bench. Always scored a dramatic late header to make it 2-2.

Son – 8

Tottenham’s talisman. Son grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck when he came on, giving everything but the goal that Spurs needed.

White – 6

Did a good job at left-back after coming on. Made Lucas’ goal with his byline cross.

Roles – 5.5

Had little impact today when he came on, but looks a really good talent.

Eriksen – 7

Nice to see Eriksen back on the pitch, and he looked as if he had never been away. The Great Dane seemed sharp, fit, and aware. Let’s hope a new contract is on the way.

Marsh – 5

Came on at right-back for the last 20 minutes but had little to do. Gomes got in down his side for Man United’s second goal, but Marsh is not a right-back to be fair.

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