Tottenham fans rave about Japhet Tanganga's latest performance

Tottenham supporters gather at a fan zone in Madrid on June 1, 2019 before the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham. (Photo by Loli San Jose

Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-1 to Manchester United this afternoon.

#57 Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season preparations continued this afternoon as they took on Manchester United in Shanghai this afternoon, losing 2-1.

Spurs beat Juventus on Sunday in Singapore, and moved their Asian tour on to China as they continue to gear up for the new Premier League season.

Mauricio Pochettino's men fell to defeat though, with Anthony Martial giving United the lead in the first half, squeezing a shot past Paulo Gazzaniga at the near post.

 

Lucas Moura's deflected strike pulled Spurs level after fine footwork on the edge of the box, but United came back with another goal as Angel Gomes sealed the win.

Tottenham won't be too disheartened, especially with the number of young players in action, and one of them was defender Japhet Tanganga.

The 20-year-old centre back impressed as a starter against Juventus on Sunday, and was given the nod once again by Pochettino this afternoon.

#57 Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on...

Tanganga caught the eye against United, even though he maybe could have read the play a little better for Martial's first-half strike, with the Frenchman's movement catching him out.

Fans took to Twitter to praise Tanganga's 'class' display, adding that he looks 'brilliant' and 'really promising', even claiming that Spurs don't need Arsenal new boy William Saliba, as they already have a talented young defender in their ranks in Tanganga.

Tottenham supporters gather at a fan zone in Madrid on June 1, 2019 before the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham. (Photo by Loli San Jose

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