Manchester United supporters were thrilled as they saw their side put in arguably their best performance of the season against top four rival Tottenham Hotspur.
United desperately needed a win at the start of a crucial run of league games and looked determined to make up for their elimination from the FA Cup.
Despite a nervy start, United soon took control and played with a tempo and desire that at times has been missing during Louis van Gaal‘s first season at the club.
Playing attacking football at a high tempo works. United have had it right all these years. Who'd have thunk it?!
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) March 15, 2015
This is the best I've seen from United for years. What a first half. #MUFC
— Jamie Lindsay (@Jamie_Lindsay) March 15, 2015
I feel like I've gone back in time after watching that brilliant first-half from United. Where has that flair been all season?!
— Ellie Mawson (@EllieMawson) March 15, 2015
Herrera, Mata, Carrick, Fellaini, Blind and Young and Rooney been pivotal today. Great to see
— Ben Smith (@bensmith130) March 15, 2015
United just playing with complete composure and control, refreshing to see after the way they've played this season.
— Liam (@OffsideLiam) March 15, 2015
Media will say what they like. But despite the meltdown on here last Monday, this performance has been coming. Signs in 1st half v AFC #mufc
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) March 15, 2015
United took their foot off the gas in the second half and simply went through the motions ahead of the next big game at Liverpool in a week’s time.
The visitors rarely troubled United as the game fizzled out but there was also a return to the first team for Rafael in the final five minutes as Van Gaal gave chances to a few of the players struggling for game time under the new boss.