(EFE) — A goal by Uruguayan Edinson Cavani in the final stretch marked the comeback (1-3) of Manchester United against Tottenham, which did not have the Welshman Gareth Bale until the last eight minutes, with the score against .
The fourth victory in a row places Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s team in second place, only surpassed by Manchester City, four days before receiving Granada in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals.
It also complicates the European aspirations of Jose Mourinho’s team, which falls to seventh place, out of the European positions. Five points already move him away from fifth place for Chelsea.
Tottenham kept the pulse during the first half, which ended with an advantage on the scoreboard for the locals thanks to a goal from the Korean Heung-Min Son to a pass from the Brazilian Lucas Moura.
The goal did not reflect the superiority of the ‘red’ team, which the VAR overruled a little before signed by Cavani.
Manchester United squeezed in the second half, which equaled the hour of play with a goal from Fred. But the visitor rush at the end had a prize. In the 80th minute, an action by Bruno Fernandes was used by Cavani to beat Hugo Lloris.
It was later when Mourinho turned to Bale to play the last eight minutes. He replaced Lucas. It had no effect. In added time, Manchester United sentenced their triumph with a goal from Mason Greenwood.
Manchester United formed with Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Victorn Nilsson Lindeloef, Harry Maguier, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani.
In the second half, Mason Greenwood replaced Marcus Rashford and in added time Nemanja Matic took the place of Bruno Fernandes.