Manchester United latest: Including Tottenham reaction and title charge

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Manchester United drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

A brace from Wayne Rooney ensured the champions split the points with the hosts to make it 7 games unbeaten in the Premier League for the Red Devils heading into December.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas ‘blasted’ sections of the press following the match.

“You can easily understand. I don't need to explain. I think you have always chased people, you attack people. You don't attack them by the front, you attack them sitting when you write. You attack integrities, you attack competence, you attack the integrity of the person, their human values and you don't even know that person. We never got a chance to sit down and speak about it,” he said.

Meanwhile, United boss David Moyes hopes to ‘bridge the gap’ between the champions and leaders Arsenal.

"I think the way we are at the moment, we have to win all of our games," he stated.

"It was a tough game and we had to come from behind twice. Thankfully we did that, but we just couldn’t get the third goal.”

"I'm concerned we're not as close as we'd like to be [to Arsenal] but it's a long season and hopefully we'll be there or thereabouts,” he added.

Striker Danny Welbeck was ‘content’ with the draw this weekend.

“Coming to White Hart Lane, we had the ability to come and win the game,” Welbeck told MUTV.

“That was on our mind but unfortunately we gave away two goals. Credit to us, we quickly got the goals back afterwards. We are a bit disappointed but we can be happy with a point at the moment.”

Defender Chris Smalling also thought a draw was ‘fair’ as he celebrated his 100th match for the champions.

"I think today was probably a fair result,” Chris said.

“Given the result last week, we knew that coming here against a top-five club would be tough. I think we considered Cardiff two points dropped, whereas today might be a well-earned point when we look back on it."

In other news, United’s graduates of 1992 attended the premier of the documentary Class of 92 on Sunday night – club legends David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, and Nicky Butt appeared suited and booted at the ‘glitzy’ bash in Leicester Square.

United could earn £17 million per year by selling the naming rights to Old Trafford, as The Mirror reports. The club is ‘missing out’ on £50 million per season by choosing not to sell the rights to name the stadium.

Elsewhere, former United coach and Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant Rene Meulsensteen has been appointed manager at Fulham after the Cottagers sacked boss Martin Jol this weekend.

Former United academy coach Jonathan Hill has been recruited to assist the Dutch coach in avoiding relegation at Craven Cottage.

The widow of former Manchester United player Bill Foulkes has expressed a heartfelt thanks to those who paid tribute to the Red Devils legend following his death a week ago at the age of 81.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their good wishes following Bill’s death,” said Theresa Foulkes.

“People have been very kind and have said some very nice things about him.”

“As you can imagine, I can’t really think straight at the moment but the whole family has been surprised and touched by the enormous number of messages we’ve received from all over the world.”

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