Tottenham saw more of the ball than their opponents at Old Trafford, but Manchester United’s ability to create meaningful chances was telling in the end as the hosts edged out Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave United the lead midway through the first half, only to go off with an ankle injury late on after a Danny Rose challenge that drew derision from the home crowd.
Spurs ultimately failed to create enough goalscoring opportunities in a flat display.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
Neither of these sides are going to challenge for the PL title but Spurs simply haven't done enough to earn a share of the points.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) December 11, 2016
Probably our worst performance of the season. Never looked dangerous and struggled to ever group together. Big few weeks ahead. #COYS
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) December 11, 2016
Not much more Poch could have done today, besides Dier starting instead of Wanyama. Front four that started have been so poor. Toothless.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) December 11, 2016
Disappointing performance, didn't play to our maximum capability & seemed to lack belief we could actually win against poor Utd side.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) December 11, 2016
Oh, man, that was so frustrating. Spurs poor, United good… They could have won by more. Only two or three players showed up for Spurs.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) December 11, 2016
A full strength Spurs were shit today. Our attacking players dreadful. Says it all that our best attacker was 2nd half sub Sissoko!
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) December 11, 2016
Players and the manager should be ashamed of that. No leadership, no quality, no structure and no drive. Reaction needed on Wednesday.
— James Dickens (@JamesYahooSport) December 11, 2016
Sissoko to start over Alli midweek. Alli been shocking most the season. Sissoko's best appearance for us.
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) December 11, 2016
Totally deserved win for Man Utd, looking infinitely more dangerous going forward. Spurs without Lamela = so laboured and slow in attack.
— Ewan Roberts (@EwanRoberts) December 11, 2016