Pochettino’s Tottenham have shown how young players can change a team. Dyer, Alli and Mason have been documented as evidence to that fact. Powell and Borthwick-Jackson cannot do the trick for you with throwing them in. The Spurs have been using their players since August so gel well with the team.
Draxler and Schurrle
The German attackers made the impeccable defense of United feel sorry for themselves. They just could not hold on to them. De Gea made great saves because the deficit had to be more.
PSV’s match with CSKA Moscow should never in any way be a match to keep an eye on. News about the draw and United’s chance of qualifying for the knockout stage clouded their judgement for at least for 10 minutes before news of PSV leading the Russians brought them back to earth
Martial scored his 6th goal for the red devils after returning from injury. Unlike Aguero who is even deadlier when he returns from injury. Martial looks like he needs time to wear his scoring boots again. Luke Shaw is another whose presence would have been of great help with Blind found wanting on many occasions. Smalling’s groin injury made Naldo get the upper hand of him heading from the set-piece to win it for Wolfsburg.
Powell and Borthwick Jackson showed how Van Gaal’s Bench lacked depth. The saying that a team wins its game from the bench is clearly not a philosophy of the Dutchman.