Three Spurs stars who proved a big point against Manchester United

Tottenham outclassed Man United with a 3-0 win on Sunday afternoon.

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham Hotspur have benefited from a sensational spine this season. Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and two strong centre-backs have laid the foundations for the rest of the side to execute Mauricio Pochettino's high-pressing, high-tempo masterplan.

But one man who has become more and more important week on week is Mousa Dembele, an absolute beast going forward - who few can take the ball off in the whole of the Premier League.

Against Manchester United, Dembele proved he won't be fazed by any opposition. Tottenham fans should have high hopes for the Belgian in next season's Champions League; there are few midfielders as commanding as him throughout Europe.

Erik Lamela

Despite missing a sitter in the first half and receiving plenty of criticism on Twitter and from pundits, Erik Lamela proved his 'bouncebackability' against Manchester United once more.

Many players in the top flight would have curled up and disappeared after such an easy miss. But not the Argentine, whose second-half display summed up his Spurs career.

Lamela started off slowly at White Hart Lane but has become a player who definitely offers more good than bad. Pochettino has kept faith in him and it's certainly paying off.

Jan Vertonghen

Sunday wasn't easy for Jan Vertonghen, usually Tottenham's first-choice starter but a man who has been out injured for a lengthy period lately.

Kevin Wimmer has proven a more-than-able deputy and Pochettino made a confident selection by choosing Vertonghen in his place.

But the Belgian didn't put a foot wrong as a Manchester United side who have managed to get a few big results recently had their limitations exposed. Tottenham were solid going forward but, thanks to Vertonghen and co, they were just as solid at the back.

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