Gareth Southgate on Man United's shortlist of long-term managers

Gareth Southgate on Man United's shortlist of long-term managers

Gareth Southgate on Man United's shortlist of long-term managers

For United Paul Pogba continued his swashbuckling form - he set up the 44th-minute victor for Marcus Rashford with a beautifully weighted pass - and, although they came to rely on De Gea, there was further evidence of a return to their traditions of fast, attacking football, particularly in the first half.

However, he was regularly restricted to substitute appearances after Jose Mourinho replaced Van Gaal as manager later that year, and was often asked to play in a left-sided role, with Romelu Lukaku as the central attacker.

One name in particular which looks to be United's preferred choice is current Tottenham manager Pochettino, although there is still no certainty that the Argentine wants to leave Spurs in pursuit of the job with their Premier League rivals.

"That is a business for Manchester United".

And while he insisted he was a neutral - he was a player at Espanyol then - the 46-year-old Argentinian admitted he was thrilled when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winning goal deep in injury time.

While England star Kane was hardly bad, in a game of this magnitude Spurs and Pochettino would have expected him to be reliable in front of goal, yet De Gea came out on top in their duel.

De Gea believes Solskjaer had brought happiness back to the club.

It can be argued that, although he was impressive, none of the saves De Gea had to make on Sunday were particularly hard.

Spurs have won nine of their last 11 games in all competitions, with the only defeat being a surprise 3-1 reverse at home to Wolves. Can they extend that solid defensive form against Tottenham, one of the top attacking units in the Premier League this season?

David De Gea again proved the saviour for Manchester United.

The England global is regarded as one of the most consistent strikers in the world and struggling Los Blancos want him to revamp their squad.

Spurs will not simply fade away after coming up against an insurmountable one-man barrier in the shape of United goalkeeper David de Gea - but this loss makes it even harder for them to keep pace with leaders Liverpool and Manchester City. "This is the real Manchester United".

"What he isn't, and what he's tried to be in his time at United, like he's said there; "I've got license to go forward", he's playing in a three". I don't remember who [was involved], but it was a big hit, a foul. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game.

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