Robbie Savage reacts to Man United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham

The BBC Sport pundit felt Manchester United deserved their 1-0 win against Tottenham on Saturday

BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage Photo: BT Sport

Robbie Savage appeared to attribute Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United on Harry Kane’s absence on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils secured a fifth successive Premier League win at Old Trafford thanks to Anthony Martial’s 81st-minute winner against Spurs.

Manchester United found it difficult to unlock the Tottenham defence as Jose Mourinho opted to start with Marcus Rashford ahead of Martial.

However, the Portuguese coach turned to Martial with 20 minutes to go and the 21-year-old scored his fourth goal from the bench this season to seal three points.

Manchester United’s 1-0 victory hoisted the Red Devils three points clear of Tottenham and moved the 20-time English champions to within two points of leaders Manchester City.

Tottenham were without Kane for the trip to Old Trafford following his hamstring problem.

Former Leicester City midfielder Savage felt that Manchester United were deserved winners against the north London club at Old Trafford to end their two-game winless run.

Savage wrote on Twitter: “Spurs fans 2 games without kane , 2 defeats ‍♂️ 08085909693 , Utd fans very good win and deserved”

Manchester United are looking to win their first Premier League title since 2013 when the Red Devils secured their final top-flight trophy under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 20-time English champions finished in sixth place in the Premier League last term.

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