After all said and done, Manchester United are just three points behind Manchester City

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Manchester United earned a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford to relieve the pressure on under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian decided to change things by choosing to line-up the team in a 3-5-2/3-4-3 formation. The tactical approach worked as the team dealt Nuno Espirito Santo’s side their fifth league defeat in 10 games as home supporters first booed the team off the pitch at half-time and then sang ‘You don’t know what you’re doing” at their Portuguese manager over his decision-making.

Talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for the club on 39 minutes, beating Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Llloris with a superb volley from an inch-perfect cross from Bruno Fernandes.

We had our lead doubled after 64 minutes when Ronaldo turned provider with a sweet through ball to Cavani who scored a delightful goal.

Substitute Marcus Rashford completed the rout as he beat the offside trap to add a late third goal.

The win sees us climb to fifth on 17 points from 10 games, while Nuno’s Spurs side are eighth on 15 points.

Interestingly, after all the talks about a crisis, Manchester United are just three points behind third placed Manchester City.