Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 6-1 thrashing of Man United

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur earned all three points at Old Trafford by scoring six goals yesterday evening; yes, you read that correctly!

The Lilywhites came from a goal down within the first two minutes to net six times through Heung-min Son (2), Harry Kane (2), Tanguy Ndombele, and Serge Aurier.

Let’s take a look at five things we learned from the win:

Kane and Son –

I feel as though I don’t even need to explain this. The new trend of Kane dropping deep as Son runs in behind is simply sublime under Jose Mourinho. What’s more, Kane is still able to get forward and grab goals for himself. There is no downside to this! If both of them stay fit all season and Bale gets in the team too, it could be frightening.

Full-back – 

For the first time in years, Spurs have four good full-backs pushing each other all the way. Matt Doherty may be the new signing on the right, but Aurier is showing that he will challenge for the starting spot. The Ivorian was incredible! On the other side, Sergio Reguilon started and played well, before Ben Davies came on and won a penalty.

The bite in midfield – 

Hojbjerg is beginning to look like the player Spurs have been missing ever since Victor Wanyama dropped out of the side. He wins the ball back, looks up, and picks a positive pass. He also has the quality to step into the final third when needed and create chances, as shown by that assist for Aurier. Some great competition for Winks and Sissoko.

Tanguy time – 

Ndombele looks to be getting better and better by the game. He may not yet be at his peak physical condition, but he was incredible for the first 60 minutes. He is always looking to create with his movement, dribbling, or passing. As long as you have cover behind him for the occasional time in which he loses it, he will create chances all day long. Deserved his goal.

Depth – 

Dele on the bench to come on. Moura on the bench. Bale to come in. Lo Celso missed out. Vinicius to be added to the squad. None of these players actually started against Man United. For the first time in a long old time, Spurs have at least two good players in every position.

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