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Ronaldo leads Manchester United recovery against Tottenham

Manchester United got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.

However, Spurs fans began to turn on manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

United, who lost 5-0 to rivals, Liverpool, in the Premier League last Sunday, recovered to take an important three points after a week of speculation about the future of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tottenham suffered a fifth league defeat in their opening 10 games as supporters first booed the team off the pitch at half-time and then sang ‘You don’t know what you’re doing” at Nuno when Lucas Moura was substituted for Steven Bergwijn.

Ronaldo opened the scoring for United on 39th minute, beating Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Llloris with a superb volley from an angle after a floated cross from Bruno Fernandes.

United added a second after 64 minutes when Fernandes robbed Oliver Skipp of possession in midfield and teed up Ronaldo to play a through ball to Cavani who dispatched his shot into the net with ease.

Substitute Marcus Rashford completed the scoring as he beat the offside trap to add a late third goal.

United climbed to fifth on 17 points from 10 games, while Nuno’s Spurs, who failed to trouble United goalkeeper David De Gea, are eighth.

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