Ryan Mason: Manchester United draw was fair

Ryan Mason believes Tottenham Hotspur deserved to share the spoils with Manchester United and discusses the positives to take from the performance.

It was tipped to be one of the most exciting match-ups on yesterday's fixture list, but the tie between Tottenham and Manchester United finished as a disappointing 0-0 draw. 

Both sides had chances to win the game at White Hart Lane with United dominating much of the first half and the home side controlling the second.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will be happier with the result than Louis van Gaal's, and promising young Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason believes the draw was the fairest result for both clubs.

He told the official Tottenham website: "United had quite a few chances in the first half but in the second half we came into it strongly and a draw was probably a fair result.

“We had the momentum in the second half and the crowd was with us, we had a few chances, but United had some clear cut chances before the break so, like I said, the 0-0 was probably fair."

Mason went on to say that team solidarity was crucial to his side's performance and that he helped them to match United's world-class stars.

He added: “United have got world class players all over the pitch. From their centre midfielders to their strikers, they’ve got some quality players, but I think we stuck together as a team.

“We were solid and we kept a clean sheet against a very strong Manchester United side so that’s a good, positive thing.”

Spurs have been in great from recently winning four of their last five in all competitions before the United match, but will arguably face an even tougher test when they line up against Chelsea on New Year's Day. 

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