Antonio Conte claims Man Utd’s performance was poor: This is why Man Utd beat Tottenham

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to help secure a 3-2 victory over Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur side at Old Trafford on Saturday.

According to Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte, Manchester United’s performance on Saturday wasn’t good enough to earn a draw and the Red Devils only won because of Ronaldo.

“You are talking about a player who is always decisive and has been in his career,” Conte said of Ronaldo to BBC Sport. “Tonight he showed what type of player he is.

“Without Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United it would have been difficult not just to win but also to draw the game.”

And in his post-match interview Sky Sports, the Italian stated: “Without Cristiano Ronaldo, for United it wouldn’t have been a good night.”