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Manchester United picked up a vital victory against Tottenham in their Premier League clash on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went into the match hoping to get revenge after losing 6-1 in the same fixture earlier in the season. And they did just that, claiming three vital points in the capital.

United were seething when they saw Edinson Cavani’s early goal against Tottenham chalked off by VAR.

And, to compound their mood, Son Heung-Min then struck to give Jose Mourinho’s side the lead – beating Dean Henderson from close range.

United could have been forgiven for letting their tempers get the better of them but levelled through Fred, with the Samba star scoring his first Premier League goal of the season.

Cavani then put them ahead with a flying header following a good cross from Mason Greenwood.

And Greenwood notched himself late on to add gloss to the performance and make the result safe.

It was a positive day for United, with the likes of Cavani, Paul Pogba and Greenwood all picking up praise in the aftermath of the contest.

So Express Sport will now take a look at three different, underrated players from the victory over Mourinho’s team.

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Scott McTominay

While all of the goalscorers have picked up praise, as well as Fred, Scott McTominay also warrants praise.

The Scotland international spent most of the game on a yellow card.

And he could easily have let his anger get the better of him after he was adjudged to have fouled Son in the build-up to Cavani’s disallowed goal.

However, he produced a storming and powerful display in the middle of the park – winning his battle with Tottenham players in the process.

And if he continues to develop at this rate, he could become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

Solsjaer speaks out

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: “We did start like a team that looked like it had been in Europe on Thursday night.

“It was a great reaction, an absolutely top reaction and we played some great stuff in the second half.

“After they scored, we felt the injustice and adversity and that went into our players’ heads.

“It was good character we showed and we had to come back from it. We can’t let those decisions ruin a good season for us.”

He also picked out Cavani for praise, insisting they’d talked before the game about giving the 33-year-old the right service.

“In the second half, especially in the last hour, it was very, very good with quality,” he said.

“The ball never gets tired when you move it quickly.

“Edinson’s was a performance like today that we, as a club, have missed for a few years. We haven’t had that type of no. 9 for a long, long spell.

“We had a little meeting with the boys, this morning, and said we need to use him correctly with his movement.

“Fred even scored which tells you everything about the performance.”

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