Solskjær pulls off a tactical trick, Potter gives Brighton fans a treat and De Bruyne endures a rare horror show

Ole Gunnar Solskjær deserves credit for Manchester United’s win over Tottenham. The switch to a back three worked and a front two with a combined age of 70 proved far too good for Spurs, whose defenders were thoroughly outclassed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani. Ronaldo opened the scoring with a banger and Cavani was impressive on his second start of the season, offering intelligent movement and producing a cool finish after being set up by his strike partner. The question now is whether this is sustainable. Is the 3-4-2-1 system the way forward for Solskjær or an emergency solution? Will it work when United have to attack defensive opponents? What will it mean for Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood? And what happens when Paul Pogba, who was not missed against Spurs, is back from suspension? There are still issues for Solskjær to solve; he is not out of the woods yet. Jacob Steinberg

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