It was a tough match awaiting the rejuvenated Manchester United squad against Tottenham, but eventually, the youth of United got the better over the experience of Spurs, and De Gea managed to keep a cleansheet, although he gave us a couple of scares late on, but he displayed a brilliant footwork and some good passes to get the ball out instead of shooting in the crowd like most keepers usually do to clear when under pressure. Some more work on his handling and aerial balls, and he will be very good in goal if he focuses on the task.
United managed to score 3 goals in the second half after a goalless first half, first Welbeck on the 61st minute as he headed in a perfect cross by Cleverley, then he was involved in the 2nd, as he cleverly back-heeled the ball into Anderson’s path, and the latter made no mistake on the 76th minute to double the lead. And eventually, Rooney got on the score sheet as well on the 87th, as he rose to head home Giggs’ cross to seal the win. De Gea did however give us some scare, as on the 78th minute he came out for an aerial cross, but failed to make contact with the ball, cleared in the first time by Smalling, but Defoe was on the reception of the rebound, and fortunately for De Gea, saw his shot hit the post and go out, and on the 86th minute, he should have caught the ball from Van Der Vaart’s shot outside the box, but instead pushed it for a corner. However, he has a long road to go before he establishes perfectly, and the defence did well today to provide protection around him, but it can be seen that more training is required for him to make him play to his full abilities afterwards.