Manchester United moved within a factor of the Premier League's top four after a dominant 2-zero win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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After failing to get the goal their control merited in the first half, United broke the deadlock in the 47th minute when Fred's 20-yard effort deflected in off Ben Davies.

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Bruno Fernandes then made the lead secure with just over 20 minutes remaining after curling a delightful first-time shot past Hugo Lloris from just inside the penalty area.

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Bruno Fernandes then made the lead secure with just over 20 minutes remaining after curling a delightful first-time shot past Hugo Lloris from just inside the penalty area.

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The win, achieved with Cristiano Ronaldo limited to the role of spectator from the bench, continued United's positive momentum under Erik ten Hag since a difficult start to the season.

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They stay in fifth place in the Premier League but are now just a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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Tottenham remain third, but missed a chance to leapfrog Manchester City and move to within a point of leaders Arsenal.

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"I am pleased with the team," Ten Hag said. "I think it was the best team performance this season.

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