Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: Player ratings as Pochettino's men come out with an emphatic win over the visitors

Tottenham still applying the pressure on leaders Leicester as they triumph over the Red Devils.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: Player ratings as Pochettino's men come out with an emphatic win over the visitors
Erik Lamela celebrating his first and Tottenham's third goal

Tottenham Hotspur delivered a fantastic performance on Sunday, beating Manchester United 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

Spurs hadn't beaten United at home since 2001 and Mauricio Pochettino's men looked to set this straight as they came out in the second half, with all guns blazing. With all three of Tottenham's goals coming in the space of six minutes, it looked hopeless for Louis Van Gaal's squad. These are the ratings we gave the title challengers.

Goalkeeper and Defence

Hugo Lloris: 7. The captain didn't have much to do during the game but when he did, he came out on top. He led the men in Lilywhite to yet another home win, as the end of the season bares ever closer. The most important save Lloris had to make during the game was when Anthony Martial wriggled through the Spurs defence and had a shot on goal but luckily it was straight at the keeper. Even though the game wasn't an eventful one for the keeper, he once again rallied his troops and showed why he is the captain of Tottenham Hotspur.

Kyle Walker: 7. Once again, the game was a straight forward one for the full back as the attack of Manchester United did not pose much of a threat. Walker stayed in and around the half way line for most of the match as Spurs played quite a high line and showed the fans his blistering pace once or twitce during the game. Even with little to do, the right-back showed his defensive qualities, holding off Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay near the end of the game.

Toby Alderweireld: 9. Toby was reunited with his partner in crime, Jan Vertonghen for the first time in 9 Premier League games. The centre back certainly picks his moments as he had scored against some of the biggest clubs in England, Manchester City, West Ham United and Arsenal, and he came up big again as he headed in a floated ball from Lamela's free kick to make it 2-0 to the Tottenham boys. He certainly looked at home with his fellow Belgium beside him and showed us all once again why he is one of the best defenders in England.

Jan Vertonghen: 8. Heading into the match, there was a bit of tension around the ground as everyone heard that Jan would be starting his first game back from injury against Manchester United, but he proved us all wrong. He looked comforable on the left side of the defense and he wasn't troubled much during the game. Jan made a few key passes from defense and he showed us his talent with three or four diagonal long balls out to Erik Lamela or Kyle Walker during the game. Overall he came back looking as good as ever and as if all of his injury troubles had been left behind. 

Danny Rose: 8. With an assist and an overall great game, you can't ask for much more from your full-back. With most of Danny's match being played in the oppositions half, he looked like more of a left winger than a left back and his crosses backed this up. With no fewer than five crosses during the game, he looked like a real force on the left hand side and especially after Timothy Fosu-Mensah came off, he ran riot.

Midfield and Attack

Eric Dier: 6. The holding midfielder was very average during the game.  A reoccuring theme during these ratings is the players not having much to do during the game and nothing has changed with Eric Dier. He held off Marcus Rashford and other United forwards during the game, and he certainly done a good enough job to earn his place for the next game as if it wasn't already guarenteed.

Mousa Dembele: 8. Eric Dier's partner for yesterdays match was once again fantastic. He has been Tottenham's unsung hero during the season but he was definitely in the lime light yesterday with another stand out performance against one of the top teams. He majesticly glided past almost every player in the United midfield yesterday and with ease! He perfectly turned defense into attack and was at the starting point of most of Spurs' attacks.

Erik Lamela: 9. Unplayable. The young Argentinian has started to show why Daniel Levy payed £30 million for him from AS Roma and yesterday was one of his best games in a Lilywhite shirt. With an assist and a goal, Erik Lamela was certainly Tottenham's stand out player. He brought flair to the game but also showed the fans his remarkable work rate and why he should be a definite starter in this wonderful Tottenham team.

Dele Alli: 8. Yesterday was Dele's last ever game as a teenager but he showed us how mature he really is with a calm and collected finish against one of the best 'keeper's in the world at the moment, David De Gea. Alli brings so much more to the team than just his footballing talent, he brings out the physical side in the game, holding of most players and sticking up for his fellow footballers when ever they are in trouble. The now 20-year-old has long time to improve and if he keeps on improving at the rate he already is, he is destined for great things.

Christian Eriksen: 8. Christian set up the first goal for Tottenham as he slid in a perfectly weighted ball for Dele Alli. The story of Eriksen's game was getting the pass before the assist, he flicked on a great pass for Danny Rose which led to Erik Lamela's goal and he swung in multiple successful corners during the game. Once again, Eriksen showed us that he is certainly not a luxury player and will work for the team as he once again covered more ground than most players on the field yesterday. Once again he had a great game and turning into the player we all knew he would.

Harry Kane: 6. Kane was almost anonymous in front of goal yesterday but he was once again central to Tottenham's game plan throughout the match. With his hold up play, Tottenham could break quickly and he brought a diffferent option to any Tottenham attack. His pass to Christian Eriksen, led to the first goal and he was always a presence in the box, as demonstarted when David De Gea had to make a splendid save to deny Kane of his eluded goal.


Nacer Chadli: N/A. Nacer only came on with 10 minutes to go but he did not make much of an impact, on hevaing a couple touches of the ball in that time period.  He replaced Erik Lamela on the 86th minute but did not make the same impact that the Argentinian made.

Heung-Min Son: N/A. Son only played a matter of mintes and did not receive very many touches of the ball but when he did, he was always looking to take on defenders.

Ryan Mason: N/A. Ryan came on with two minutes to play for Dele Alli and did not make any real impact on the game.