Manchester United fans were able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when the team managed to go in 1-0 up at half-time following a Wayne Rooney goal. United had been outplayed for much of the first half and probably would have been happy with just stopping Spurs from scoring.

Ashley Young went on to score two second half goals in a game United won 3-1 and he has acknowledged United weren’t at their best on the day.

“In the first half we weren’t at our best and then we went 1-0 up,” Young said. “In the second half, getting two goals away from home is great and getting the win is even better. I think all the players knew we weren’t playing to our potential but we did that in the second half and did well to get the two goals. Our passing game just wasn’t on form. It happens. We were lucky to get in one up at half-time and we kicked on from there.”