Tottenham came from behind twice to draw 2-2 and deny Manchester United victory in front of the watching Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Old Trafford.
Rasmus Hojlund put Erik ten Hag’s team in front with a powerful early effort but Richarlison headed in the first equaliser and though Marcus Rashford restored United’s advantage, Rodrigo Bentancur levelled again at the start of the second half.
Scott McTominay headed over in stoppage time but neither side could find a winner in an entertaining affair that showcased Ange Postecoglou’s passing game and the pace of the home team on the counter-attack. The draw moves United up two places to seventh. Spurs miss the chance to overtake Arsenal and stay fifth.
Man Utd enter the two-week winter break before facing an FA Cup fourth-round tie on January 27, with their opponents (Newport County or Eastleigh) yet to be determined.
They return to Premier League duty on February 1 when travelling to Wolves
Tottenham contest their respective FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester City on January 27, before hosting Brentford in the Premier League on January 31