Keble's Analysis: Spurs' Dominance and United's Flaws in 2-2 Draw
|Scott McTominay of Manchester United heads over the bar during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on January 14, 2024 in Manchester, England.(Image-Getty)
Football analyst Alex Keble provides an insightful review of Manchester United's 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. The match showcased both teams' strengths and weaknesses, with Spurs dominating midfield through Ange Postecoglou's tactical approach. Rodrigo Bentancur's exceptional performance stood out, influencing Spurs' shape-shifting formation.
Despite United's counter-attacking prowess and goals from Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho, their brittle midfield and vulnerability in wide areas were exposed. Spurs' attacking approach, led by Timo Werner, exploited these weaknesses, resulting in a hard-earned point.
The battles between Rashford/Porro and Garnacho/Udogie highlighted defensive shortcomings on both sides. United's commitment to forward positioning left them exposed, allowing Spurs to capitalize on counter-attacks.
Although Spurs visibly tired towards the end and lacked key attacking options, their control of the match reflected a more coherent team under Postecoglou. The absence of key players like Harry Kane and Son Heung-min didn't prevent Spurs from being the more composed side.
While the draw continues Spurs' winless streak without Kane and Son, Postecoglou's side emerges as the more organized of the two, showcasing potential for improvement in the upcoming weeks.