Or rather, some feet as David De Gea denied Spurs time and again with a series of stunning second-half saves, mainly with his legs. The goalkeeper made 11 saves in all.
It was the kind of result, though, that will see Solskjaer’s stock rise and the momentum will continue to grow, will quicken, for him to remain in charge.
It was open and entertaining and felt more like a match-up of heavyweights with each intent on landing their blows. United, thankfully, came to attack and so did Spurs with chances traded before, just before half-time, the visitors landed one.
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