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Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur summary: Ronaldo hat-trick, score, goals, highlights, Premier League 2021/22

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to give his side a vital win over Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs scored through a Kane penalty and a Maguire own goal.

Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham: as it happened


- Ronaldo opens scoring with wondergoal

- Kane levels from penalty spot

- Ronaldo's second gives United the lead

- NFL legend Brady at Old Trafford

- Maguire scores own goal

- Ronaldo scores hat-trick to give United the three points

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Pogba will leave Man Utd at end of season, says personal trainer

Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United when his contract expires in June, according to the midfielder's personal trainer.

The France international, who turns 29 next week, has not agreed to a new deal with the Red Devils and will be available to leave on a free transfer after the end of the season.

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Huge applause for Ronaldo at Theatre of Dreams

807 goals for Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has become professional football's all-time leading goalscorer!

What an achievement from the United striker.

Ronaldo scores second Premier League hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second Premier League hat-trick and first since January 2008 against Newcastle.

His two trebles were separated by 14 years & 59 days, the longest gap between hat-tricks for a player in Premier League history, according to Opta.

Manchester United have now won 400 Premier League home games, becoming the first team to reach that milestone in the competition.

Old Trafford

Match report: Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham

Cristiano Ronaldo scored all three goals for Manchester United as they ran out 3-2 winners against Tottenham on Saturday.

The Portuguese opened the scoring with a bullet from 25 yards, sending his strike past Lloris and into the top corner. Old Trafford erupted.

Old Trafford was then silenced as Harry Kane dispatched his penalty, sending it low and hard past De Gea to level things up. 

Ronaldo was once again involved as Sancho crossed from left and the 37-year-old tucked it away from close range before the break.

Harry Maguire then gave Spurs a lifeline, putting the ball past De Gea and into his own net with just 20 minutes left on the clock.

Benzema and Lewandowski have scored hat-tricks this week and Ronaldo decided that he wanted one. Telles sent in a corner and up stepped Ronaldo to power home in the box.

United have Atlético Madrid coming to town in the Champions League on Tuesday. Spurs will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to take on Brighton on Wednesday.

Photo: Reuters/Phil Noble

Conte's Spurs defeated by Manchester United

Ronaldo the match winner for United

Cristiano Ronaldo heads off for his ice bath after a superb performance at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. 

Manchester United hold onto their lead and run out 3-2 winners at Old Trafford. 

FT: Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham


Dier sends it into the United box but it's straight into De Gea's hands.


Maguire's free-kick goes long into the Spurs half. Tottenham move it back upfield. They have less than two minutes...


There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time. 


Spurs make their way towards United's goal. The ball goes right to Kane but his delivery is poor and goes over. 

Spurs make more changes


Pogba goes in on Kane and it's a nasty one. The Frenchman picks up a yellow and it could have been red.

Lindelof replaces Ronaldo

And confirmation of that change for United. Hat-trick hero Ronaldo is off. Lindelof is on. 

Another Ronaldo hat-trick

Ronaldo scores his third and is taken off to huge applause at Old Trafford.

Telles sends in an excellent corner from the right. Ronaldo is up like a salmon to smash his header into the top corner. United lead 3-2!

It's an unbelievable header!



Rangnick is going for it


United change:

OFF Matic

ON Cavani


Spurs change:

OFF Kulusevski

ON Moura

Ronaldo gets it out of his feet superbly well and drives it goalward. Lloris gets down to his left to stop him from getting his hat-trick. He's had a few of those in his career mind you. 


Ronaldo goes for the hat-trick!

Lloris tips it away...

Spurs are level

Maguire's own goal has Tottenham level. 

Manchester United 2-2 Tottenham

Reguilón drills it across the box and Maguire sticks his foot out but puts it in the back of his own net. Disaster for United. 2-2



MAGUIRE puts it in his own net

Second half possession:

United - 38%

Spurs - 62%

It has been another difficult day at the office for Rashford. He has only played the full 90 minutes on two occasions this season.


OFF Rashford

ON Elanga


Lloris saves from Ronaldo!

Ronaldo tries his luck from a tight angle and Lloris parries it away.


Anthony Elanga is about to come in for United. They say at Old Trafford that he is very, very good, so much so, that they have even created a song for him and it goes to the tune of 90s dance hit 'Rhythm is a dancer'.


Son shoots wide!

Dejan Kulusevski does well to cut it back to Son, but his low drive is just wide. Spurs have 30 minutes to get a result from this game. You can never rule them out with Son and Kane in attack. 

Brady turns up at Old Trafford


Tom Brady at Old Trafford for Man Utd - Tottenham Hotspur

NFL legend Tom Brady is at Old Trafford this afternoon to watch the Manchester United-Tottenham match in the English Premier League.

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Edinson Cavani is warming up for United. He's had a frustrating time of late but is applauded as he warms up on the touchline at Old Trafford. 

Cristiano Ronaldo has become only the third player aged 37 and over to score more than once in a Premier League game after Teddy Sheringham (once) and Graham Alexander (twice), according to Opta.


Rashford is back on his feet and overhits a right wing cross. Ronaldo is far from happy with that effort. It remains 2-1 to the home side. Rashford gets a second chance to cross, but this time Lloris comes out to claim it. 


Rashford is down for United. It looks quite innocuous. 

Speaking ahead of United's clash with Spurs, Rangnick, who earlier called for the attacker to carry his training performances into games, insisted Rashford has not said anything about wanting a move.

"I spoke with him yesterday [Thursday] and the day before yesterday," the 63-year-old said, according to several UK newspapers. 

"I don't know anything about that. He didn't say anything to me, he said to me that he is still happy and that he wants to perform on a high level for the club. There was no mention of him not being happy here."


Kulusevski sends in a dangerous ball from right to left. Reguilón is waiting to head it at the back post but Dalot gets in the way and heads it out for a corner. Spurs fail to create anything from the resulting set-piece. 


Both sides have returned with the same elevens so we've no changes to report. 

And we're underway for the second half!

United hope to name new manager in April

Manchester United hope to be in the position to name their new manager by the end of April, according to reports. 

Ralf Rangnick has been at the helm as interim boss since December, but he was never considered to be a permanent solution.

Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag have been the two names linked with the club to date.

The teams are once again out on the pitch at Old Trafford after their half-time break. 

It has been a thoroughly enjoyable first half at Old Trafford. Three goals, lots of incidents, offsides, handballs, the lot!

806 goals for Ronaldo

806 goals for Ronaldo - professional football’s all-time leading goalscorer, according to Manchester United.

HT: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham 

Manchester United lead at the break thanks to a Ronaldo brace. The first was a super strike from 25 yards.

Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot to get Spurs back into the game but it was Ronaldo again, who put United ahead. Sancho laid it on a plate for the veteran striker, who tapped home from close range. 

Attempts on goal:

United - 6

Spurs - 9


There will be two added minutes played. 


Højbjerg stops Rashord near the corner flag as United attack once again. 


United beat Spurs in the reverse fixture in October and lead here this evening through a Ronaldo brace. 

'VIVA RONALDO' rings around Old Trafford. 

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham


Ronaldo has United ahead. Sancho crosses from the left and Ronaldo taps it home from close range. 

It's going to VAR!




Kane levels for Spurs

Kane has Spurs back in the game, with a goal from the spot. He's a man in form, having scored a brace versus Everton on Monday. 

Manchester United 1-1 Tottenham

Kane buries his penalty low to De Gea's right. The Spaniard dives the right way but has no chance of stopping that. It's the perfect penalty, low, hard and into the bottom corner. 



Kulusevski crosses and Telles raises his arm. He can have no questions about that one. 




Dier's free-kick hits Harry Maguire.


Matic clips Kane. Spurs have a free-kick in a dangerous position. 

Attempts on goal:

United - 4

Spurs - 6


Kulusevski pulls it back to Bentancur. Matic uses his experience to block the Uruguayan's shot inside the box. 

Ronaldo celebrates United's opener

It's an impressive leap for a 37 year old!


Dalot clears off the line!

Son sends in a corner from the left. Dier's header is headed off the line by Dalot. That was hitting the back of the net but the Portuguese clears to keep United ahead. 

Tom Brady is at Old Trafford today! Harry Kane is a big Patriots fan, in case you didn't already know!


Telles sends in a super ball from the left. Ronaldo gets up the highest between Dier and Davies, but heads wide. 


Ronaldo is back really deep, picking it up off Varane. I don't think I've ever seen him drop so deep to collect a pass. He looks fired up this evening. 


David de Gea comes out to catch Son's left wing cross. United lead 1-0 at Old Trafford if you're just joining us.


Son plays Davies in and the Welshman finishes really well but he's flagged for offside as he celebrates. It was 1-1 for a second. 


Fred blocks Son's shot on the edge of the box. United defend well in numbers, send the ball up the pitch and Pogba picks it up. He fancies his chances too and curls an effort just wide of Lloris' left-hand post. 

That stay in Portugal and a bit of sun for Ronaldo now looks very worthwhile!

Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

It's a cracking strike from about 25 yards. Fred flicks the ball to Ronaldo, who buries it into the top corner. Dier stands off, Ronaldo takes a touch and unleashes a rocket. 



RONALDO shoots, Ronaldo scores!


The ball falls to Ronaldo, who hits it off Dier's hand and appeals for a penalty but he's about two yards from the Spurs defender and the referee waves play on.

Ronaldo has bagged 15 goals in total across all competitions this season (9 alone in the Premier League) with the veteran striker also on hand to deliver three assists.


Ronaldo chips over!

Pogba pulls it back to Ronaldo, who sends what looks like a cross, over the bar. 


Sancho goes on a great run down the left but it's eventually cut out. United have a throw deep in the Spurs half. Sancho is looking confident after his superb goal against Man City last Sunday. 


Rangnick has gone with Fred and Matic in defensive midfield. Bruno Fernandes is out due to illness, according to the German manager. 


Kane sends Doherty racing down the right but Telles comes across to take it off the Irish wing-back.

The big news is that Ronaldo is back in the United starting eleven. He'll be up against Eric Dier, who also speaks impeccable Portuguese.

United are playing from left to right as we see it. Spurs are in their traditional white colours with navy blue shirts. 

And we're underway at Old Trafford!

Tottenham kick us off. 

The teams are in the tunnel!

Kick-off at Old Trafford is less than 10 minutes away, so don't go away!


Cristiano Ronaldo vs Harry Kane: how many goals and assists have they managed this season?

Ronaldo is United's main goal threat having bagged 15 in total all seasons across all competitions (9 alone in the Premier League) with the veteran striker on hand to deliver three assists.

Spurs fans will look to Harry Kane to trouble the Red Devils rear-guard with the England striker having already found the net 20 times this season in all competitions, with 50% of the goals coming in the domestic league. 

The Chingfordborn striker has also provided three assists and shares a similar shots per game ratio as Cristiano (3.4 vs 3.3).

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United players warm up pre-match

Manchester United players Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho warm up at Old Trafford before this evening's game (Photo: Reuters)

Brentford beat Burnley

In other Premier League news, Brentford have just scored two late goals to take the points at home against Burnley. 

Ronaldo returns

Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the Manchester United team as he returns from a hip problem. 

It had been reported earlier in the week that Ronaldo flew to Portugal when he knew he would miss the club's Manchester derby with neighbours Manchester City.

The Portuguese forward complained of a recurrence of the hip flexor problem that troubled him earlier in the year.

The trip to Portugal has reportedly caused surprise in the United dressing room. 

Bruno Fernandes misses out through illness

Bruno Fernandes is not in the Manchester United squad for their crunch match against Tottenham due to illness.

The Portugal international has featured in 36 games in all competitions this season, scoring nine goals.

Fernandes’ illness means he is also a doubt for Tuesday's Champions League match against Atlético Madrid.


Tottenham boss Conte to discuss contract at end of the season

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte expressed his commitment to the club and said he would discuss a potential extension to his contract at the end of the season.

The Italian, who joined Spurs on an 18-month contract in November, appeared to question his own future at the club after their defeat to Burnley in February, but has since walked back his statements.

"At the moment there is only one truth - I am committed to this club for another year," Conte told reporters. "After four months I think the club have understood the way I want to work and I understand the club.

"In three months, at the end of the season, we will continue to improve this knowledge of each other and then to find the best solution for both.

"I am enjoying working for this club. I like to fight for something important for this club."

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Tottenham XI for trip to Old Trafford

Sergio Reguilón starts in place of the injured Ryan Sessegnon for Spurs. That's the only change Antonio Conte has made from the side that beat Everton 5-0 on Monday.


Manchester United XI

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the starting eleven for Manchester United this evening. There is no Bruno Fernandes. Marcus Rashford also comes into the team.

Spurs arrive at Old Trafford

Antonio Conte's Spurs are an unpredictable side, losing recently to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and Burnley in the league.

Manchester United beat Tottenham 3-0 at their north London home back in October but I feel that this game is going to be tighter.


Is Marcus Rashford happy at Man Utd? Spurs next up

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford could decide to leave at the end of the season but has told Ralf Rangnick he is "still happy" at Old Trafford, the interim boss said.

Rangnick says he is working to get the best out of the 24-year-old England international, although reports have suggested Rashford may seek a move away from the club he has represented throughout his senior career.

He was reportedly unhappy after being left out of the starting XI for United's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

After hitting double figures for goals in three consecutive Premier League campaigns, Rashford has scored just four league goals in 18 appearances this campaign, and has seen just 867 minutes of game time in the English top flight.

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Team News

We'll have the starting elevens for you very shortly.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo start for Manchester United after spending some time out due to a hip problem. Ralf Rangnick will also have one on Tuesday, when his side take on Atlético Madrid at Old Trafford.

For the visitors, Ryan Sessegnon has been ruled out. Oliver Skipp (groin) and Japhet Tanganga (knee) are also unavailable for the Londoners.

Manchester United welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford this evening with both sides in need of three points in the race for a top-four place.

United will be hoping to bounce back from their 4-1 derby defeat to neighbours Manchester City last weekend. 

Spurs travel north after thumping Frank Lampard's Everton 5-0 at home on Monday night, with Harry Kane scoring a brace.

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of this Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Tottenham at Old Trafford. 

My name is Kieran Quaile and I'll be taking you through the action today. 

The game gets underway at 12:30 ET / 18:30 CET


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