On Monday night, Mauricio Pochettino took his classy Tottenham team to Old Trafford and they showed what they were made of as they dispatched Manchester United 3-0 on the night. The goals came from Harry Kane and a Lucas Moura brace, but Mousa Dembele caught plenty of Spurs fans’ eyes.
— Mousa Dembélé (@mousadembele) 27 August 2018
The last time Dembele, who earns £80,000-a-week according to The Telegraph, faced Manchester United Paul Pogba got the better of the Belgian and it was always going to be an interesting match up to see how the 31-year-old got on against the Frenchman this time around. It’s fair to see Dembele outclassed Pogba in every category. The Tottenham man stopped Pogba from having an influence on the match and many believe that this performance has shown that the Belgian has still got it.
In his first full match of the season, Dembele completed 95 minutes and his stats were phenomenal. The Belgian completed four tackles with a 100% success rate and also made four interceptions. Going forward, Dembele also impressed as he recorded an 84% passing accuracy, the fourth best of anyone on the pitch, and the fans have truly been waxing lyrical about their incredibly talented midfielder.
You can read the Lilywhites fans’ verdict on Dembele’s display here:
Wonderful performance Mousa, from the minute you started the game our chances of getting something from it went up by a million percent.
Controlled the midfield and gave us that ability to counter on Man Utd, please now wrap yourself in cotton wall for next week.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 27 August 2018
PLEASE DON’T EVER LEAVE ME, MOUSA.
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) August 27, 2018
You are just too good Mousa!!! So underrated
— To Dare Is To Do (@2_Dare_Is_To_Do) August 27, 2018
Brilliant performance from you and the lads tonight, amazing
— Amanda (@SpurOnTheGulls) 27 August 2018
Absolute beast. Wonderful performance tonight. May there be many more to come. #COYS
— Lilywhite Spurs (@Lilywhite_Spurs) 27 August 2018
His 30 min cameo in both the Newcastle & Fulham games were so important & I can tell you, I had my fingers x’d he got through 95 mins. An absolute beast of a performance from my favourite Belgium @mousadembele
— Allison Jane Smith (@AllisonJaneSmi2) 27 August 2018
You finally buried Pogba Mousse! COYS
— Sach (@Sach_PTL) 27 August 2018
— Fancy (@J06113) 27 August 2018
The Lillywhites will always have a special place in their hearts for Mousa Dembele and Monday’s display showed why.