Five reactions from Manchester United's 2-1 win over Tottenham

Manchester United came out on top in our toughest pre-season friendly so far.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer split his first choice starters across both halves, with the game a useful fitness exercise in the Shanghai heat.

Anthony Martial netted in the first half from an Andreas Pereira assist, before Tottenham equalised after the break from a defelction.

Substitute Angel Gomes netted a superb individual goal to give United the win.

Here are our key takeaways from the victory…

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Gomes moment of magic

Angel Gomes looked bright against Leeds, but hadn’t really had a signature moment on tour so far until today.

The prodigious teenager has long been regarded as our most exciting young player and he showed why today.

Picking the ball up on the edge of the box, he ghosted past two players before slotting his shot low into the far corner.

This was a goal which could secure Gomes a first team spot this season.

He is a game changer, and might finally be ready.

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Rough stuff

This was a physical test, and for Dan James, a taste of what he can expect in the Premier League.

He was hacked down a number of times and it even looked like Moussa Sissoko stamped on him.

James kept going, showing he would not be intimidated, and his teammates stood up for him. It was good to see.

He will need to get used to it, and in attack he made Tottenham uncomfortable.

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Pereira dictates

The first half saw another really impressive midfield performance and Andreas Pereira was key.

He was playing in an attacking role, supported by Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

Given license to get forward he was always probing, and set up Anthony Martial’s goal with an impressive run and pass.

He is stepping up, and worked hard to get back and defend too. It was very encouraging.

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Greenwood low-key as Martial shines

Mason Greenwood’s performance was a low key one after his two goals in his previous two games, but its nothing to worry about.

It might be quite useful in terms of calming the hype around the teenager heading into the season.

Playing out wide was always going to take some adjustment for him, as Anthony Martial can attest.

The Frenchman started back in his favoured central role and was outstanding, scoring and hitting the post.

He could give Solskjaer a real selection dilemma.

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Bailly breakdown

It was sad to see Eric Bailly go off injured minutes into the second half and was stretchered off.

The injury prone defender rarely goes through a match without some sort of knock, and this had a familiar feel.

United just can’t rely on the £30 million man, and this injury could influence our plans to sign a centre-back, depending on its severity.

On a positive note, Chris Smalling was impressive in the first half, pocketing Harry Kane and showing he still has more to give.

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