Tottenham player ratings v Manchester United: Bentaleb woeful, Alderweireld impresses

Nabil Bentaleb Spurs

Tottenham lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford today.

Michel Vorm 6 - not much he could do with the goal. Doesn't command his area quite as well as Hugo Lloris, but is a solid deputy for the Frenchman.

Kyle Walker 6 - unlucky for the own gola which cost Spurs the game. Had a fascinating battle with Ashley Young, closing down the United winger quickly throughout.

Toby Alderweireld 7 - impressive defensively and went on a marauding run late in the game which could have earned Spurs a draw. Will get more comfortable in defence in time.

Jan Vertonghen 6 - fairly comfortable in defence alongside his former Ajax team-mate Alderweireld. This should be a strong partnership for Spurs in the near future.

Ben Davies 6 - deputised well for Danny Rose but doesn't offer as much going forward as the England international, and it showed today with little attacking impetus.

Eric Dier 5 - started poorly in midfield alongside Bentaleb but grew into the role eventually. Difficult role for him given that he's naturally a centre back, and Spurs look better going forward when Dier was replaced by Dele Alli.

Nabil Bentaleb 4 - really struggled today and gave the ball away too much, before being substituted for Ryan Mason. Fans have come to expect more from the Algerian.

Mousa Dembele 5 - won the ball back well for Spurs but didn't offer enough movement down the right hand side. Did his job - a more defensive role - and was harshly flagged offside when through on goal.

Christian Eriksen 6 - missed a superb chance in the first half, lobbing over the crossbar before forcing Sergio Romero into a great save late on.

Nacer Chadli 5 - had very little impact on the game and was largely shackled by United right back Matteo Darmian. Disappointing after a strong end to pre-season action.

Harry Kane 7 - toiled away in the Tottenham attack, and caused problems to the United defence. Created chances for his team-mates and looked as lively as ever, despite many predicting a slump this season.


Ryan Mason 6 - provided more energy in the middle of the park for Spurs and Pochettino's men certainly improved when he came on.

Erik Lamela 5 - offered very little in the 25 minutes he was on the pitch. The Argentine is drinking in the last chance saloon at Spurs, and needs better performances than this.

Dele Alli wasn't on long enough to make a real impact, though he did receive a booking for a rash tackle during a United counter attack.

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