Manchester United needed more than a draw against Tottenham and had to settle for a point.

We conceded a poor goal in the first half, before needing a penalty to equalise in the second half.

It was not a night of many outstanding individual showings. Here is a look at who did stand out for positive reasons…

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Bruno Fernandes

United’s Portuguese maestro was a class act throughout the game, even when his teammates were not up to speed.

He had three shots on target and nearly won it late on with a long range effort which fizzed just wide.

He scored United’s penalty, his fourth goal for the club, and it was never in doubt once we were awarded the spot kick.

We got a glimpse of his blossoming partnership with Paul Pogba, and it was really encouraging.

His goal ensured United remain unbeaten since he signed for the club in January.

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Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba began the match on the bench and once on, he made a compelling case that he should have started.

He showcased his creative ability, setting Marcus Rashford free with a fantastic pass, and his quality running with the ball forced Eric Dier into a mistake and won the penalty.


He even chipped in defensive too, winning one tackle and blocking two shots.

Pogba showed that he can take United’s midfield to another level and offer something a little different. The team simply looked better when he was on the pitch.

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Scott McTominay

The third player on this list was a little more difficult to pick. On balance, we would give it to Scott McTominay here.

The young Scot’s energy was important early on, he just lacks the positional discipline Nemanja Matic offers, who was excellent during his 13 minutes on the pitch.

McTominay had to drop into the centre-back position late on, and helped ensure a lacklustre Harry Kane never had a sniff. Credit to him.

He won two tackles, two interceptions, and made four clearances, while winning three aerial duels.

He faces a fight for his place in the next game, with Pogba and Matic both showing their quality from the bench.

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