Tottenham player ratings vs Man United: Harry Kane anonymous on terrible day for Cristian Romero

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Tottenham’s fans turned on Nuno Espirito Santo during an abject 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United.

There were widespread boos and chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” for the manager, as United responded to the humiliation by Liverpool with a convincing win sealed by goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford.

Dan Kilpatrick was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to rate the Spurs players...

Hugo Lloris 5

Rushed off his line for Cavani’s goal and might have done better, but well beaten by Ronaldo’s stunner and Rashford’s cool finish. Made a flying stop to deny Fred in the first half.

Emerson Royal 5

Caught up the pitch for United’s second goal. Got forward enthusiastically but failed to make a real impact in the final third.

Cristian Romero 4

Failed to cut out Ronaldo’s pass for Cavani’s goal when he was out of sync with Dier, and caught out of position for Rashford’s strike. Clearly a good player but still getting to grips with the Premier League.

Eric Dier 4

Was lucky that Ronaldo’s second goal was disallowed after failing to cut out the pass and played Cavani onside for the clincher in another erratic showing.

Ben Davies 4

Was presumably picked over the more exciting Sergio Reguilon to help shore up the defence but was caught under Bruno Fernandes’ pass for United’s first goal. 

Oliver Skipp 4

Caught in possession for Ronaldo’s disallowed goal and Cavani’s strike on an afternoon when he looked short of experience at this level.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 5

Played Skipp into trouble for the second goal and for all his energy made no telling contributions.

Lucas Moura 5

His substitution was greeted by boos, reflecting a lively showing, but his influence on the game was limited.

Giovani Lo Celso 5

Tried to make things happen and created Spurs’ best chance with a scooped pass for Son. But he was too slow to release the ball as usual, and blew one golden chance on the break with a weak ball for the South Korean.

Heung-min Son 5

Fluffed Spurs’ best opening by firing over at the back post and took an extra touch when clean through from Kane’s pass, allowing Aaron Wan-Bissaka to get back and block. A hesitant showing.

Harry Kane 4

Still looks a shadow of his best and didn’t have a shot of note. In fact, hard to remember a telling contribution aside for a pass to release Son.


Steven Bergwijn (Lucas 54’) 5

Operated from the left and made little impact on the game.

Tanguy Ndombele (Skipp 66’) 5

Struggled to get involved, although Spurs were already down and out by the time he came on.

Dele Alli (Lo Celso 77’) 5

Looked rusty on his first Premier League minutes since the defeat to Arsenal and did nothing.

Not used: Gollini, Doherty, Reguilon, Sanchez, Rodon, Tanganga.

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