• Manchester United put an end to its losing streak with a win over Tottenham
  • Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer credited a number of exceptional players after the game
  • Solskjaer hinted at his current situation amid rumors that he could soon be fired from his position

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged his squad’s hard work in the club’s badly needed win over Tottenham.

The Red Devils saw a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel when they thrashed Tottenham 3-0 at home Saturday.

Solskjaer’s world-class strikers Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford all scored goals to lead Manchester United to victory. However, it was defensive midfielder Scott McTominay whom the Norwegian hailed as his “man of the match.”

According to Solskjaer, McTominay pulled off a remarkable comeback performance, and the coach is convinced the 24-year-old deserved the title “by a mile.”

“[McTominay is] man of the match for me, by a mile,” Solskjaer told reporters, including Manchester Evening News, after the game. “That's the Scott we've seen a few times before.”

“He's had his injury, operation this season, but today I thought he was absolutely brilliant, won his tackles, drove forward, kept the ball simple, switched play, headed away set-plays,” he continued. “Absolute top.”

Flying high: Scott McTominay (right) scored twice as Manchester United beat Leeds 6-2 to move up to third
Scott McTominay is contracted with Man Utd until 2025. POOL / Michael Regan

Aside from McTominay, Solskjaer also singled out Cavani’s impressive display leading to and during the Tottenham game.

Solskjaer revealed that the Uruguayan forward earned his spot in Manchester United’s starting XI against the Spurs by showing him the best training performance he has ever seen from an individual player since being appointed as the club’s manager.

"Tuesday morning's training session by Edinson Cavani is the best I've seen by an individual since I came here,” the manager concluded. "He led the line as a good example for everyone, how to go about changing the mood, changing the performance.”

“The two [Cavani and Ronaldo] were told early on they would play up front as a two and they have been like two peas in a pod,” he added. “It worked today, two excellent goals. They're fit lads and the experience showed through today. Both of them have led the line well this week, all week from training on Tuesday morning to tonight.”

Having ended Manchester United’s losing streak, Solskjaer will be hoping to ease the pressure on him amid the rumors he’s on the verge of being fired as the club’s manager.

Prior to visiting Tottenham, Solskjaer confirmed that he has already spoken with the Manchester United board and was told that they cannot offer him “assurances.” He decided not to discuss the matter further but hinted that his situation has not changed one bit.

"It's been a difficult week for the players, the fans, the club, for me," he admitted. "I've stayed away from most of the noise, but you know what's happening out there.”