Roy Keane praises the ‘perfect’ Manchester United performance against Tottenham

Roy Keane has praised Manchester United’s response after a dismal run and describes their victory over Tottenham Hotspur as “perfect”.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the excellent player as United triumphed to a 3-0 victory over Nuno Espirito Santos’ team. He scored with a fantastic volley and put Edinson Cavani to the second goal.

The pressure built up for the Spurs boss as his team was bubbling off at the break and at full time and watched thousands of fans leave as Marcus Rashford added United’s third.

Keane strongly criticized a number of players after the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, including Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, but on Saturday Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team saw the first clean sheet in the Premier League in over two months.

It is a first victory in four and a welcome one after an intense week at Old Trafford and Carrington with Solskjær’s position in doubt.

He was able to rest key players and brought Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes out midway through the second half, with half an eye on a tough trip to Bergamo to play Atalanta midweek and Manchester Derby next weekend.

For Keane, it was the “perfect game” for United that sent a “desperate” Spurs team.

He said: “I think it was a perfect match for Manchester United there. Spurs had a cup match this week, Spurs do not score many goals, I think nine in 10 matches. United – a good opportunity, we have seen statistics there Spurs with less ball possession, which is perfect. “

“When they first scored the first goal, it was just a matter of how many we will score, it was a perfect day for Manchester United.

“Going back to when I played, we always used to say, ‘it’s Spurs you want to beat Spurs’. This Spurs team was desperate. The biggest criticism I can give this Spurs team was the 2-0 down and they have a corner kick after 75 minutes Man United had all left, Spurs held three players back.

“It was 2-0 down at home. Abyss. But United, job done, but a bigger match of course next weekend against Manchester City.

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