CHRIS SUTTON: I saw a Manchester United side that cut down tools… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side produced an absolutely insane performance against Tottenham
Gutless. Absolutely insane. We can’t pretend the red card didn’t have an impact, but even when you’re 10 men there are ways to lose a football game and this wasn’t one of them. . Manchester United gave up.
I normally hate players’ ‘tool of destruction’ accusations – any self-respecting professional shouldn’t agree to do this – but that’s exactly what we saw from United on Sunday.
Their body language was pathetic from the moment they lost Anthony Martial and they didn’t do the basics.
Manchester United cut down tools in their 6-1 loss to Tottenham on Sunday
I tell my kids to stop the opposition from taking quick free kicks – think of the worst-case scenario and stop it from happening.
Yet this is how Harry Kane and Son Heung-min gave Tottenham a lead they would never lose. For all of this you have to watch the director.
If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t motivate this group, that’s a problem. Jose Mourinho’s biggest win at Old Trafford in two years as United manager was 3-0 against Tottenham. In the end, it could have been way more than 6-1.
Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Co made multiple mistakes but we must also applaud Kane and Son. They put United to the sword but Solskjaer’s players helped them to do so.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a problem if he can’t motivate his players to perform better