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'This is the real Manchester United' - David De Gea heralds new era after huge win over Tottenham

'This is the real Manchester United' - De Gea heralds new era after huge win over Spurs

13/01/2019 at 17:42Updated 13/01/2019 at 19:12

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea told reporters that "this is the real Manchester United" after Sunday's 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Victory over Spurs made it six straight wins for United in all competitions since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, and it's not just results that have changed since the Norwegian's arrival.

The style of United's play has also changed in the last month, with pace and vibrancy in attack being a stand-out quality of Solskjaer's short tenure.

That attacking style was again on display at Wembley, with Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford combining beautifully to score a gorgeous goal that ultimately proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Talking after the match, goalkeeper De Gea said:

" The manager has brought some happiness, the team is very strong now and we know how to control the games and create chances. It is very good for us, it is the real Manchester United."

And he was joined by Pogba in praising the change since the departure of Jose Mourinho as manager, with the World Cup winner saying:

" I would say I am enjoying, I am enjoying playing football. It was really difficult with the system, the tactics that we used to play. I like to play more attacking, pressing and play high, and I missed the lucidity when I had to defend. Defending is not my best attribute. I think my position [today] is where I feel most comfortable."

The change in momentum since Mourinho's exit as manager hasn't gone unnoticed, with plenty commenting on it during the United game against Spurs...

The real Manchester United are back. Maybe it's time to seriously consider Solskjaer as the best man for the job long-term.