Manchester United dealt a blow to Tottenham’s Premier League title aspirations with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
United are now just one point off the Champions League places and could leapfrog Chelsea when the sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after their most impressive display under Erik ten Hag.
The Red Devils had 28 shots on goal against a Tottenham side that had been beaten only once in their opening 10 league games of the season.
Signs of progress for United since losing their opening two games of the campaign have been hampered by a lack of killer instinct up front.
But they finally got their rewards in front of a delighted full house when Fred’s deflected effort found the bottom corner two minutes into the second half.
Bruno Fernandes then doubled United’s lead with his first club goal since August.
Tottenham could have moved to within a point of leaders Arsenal with victory but had no response to remain in third.