United were deeper in the second half, but to play against that system it was fantastic to create 11 chances in the second half.
Aside from slipping nine points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race, the Spurs faithful will have been more concerned with the sight of star striker Harry Kane sitting on the Wembley turf long after the final whistle receiving treatment on his ankle before slowly limping off the pitch.
Pochettino's side looked re-energised at the start of the second half, with De Gea making crucial saves from Kane and Dele Alli within five minutes of the restart.
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Overall, De Gea made 11 saves in the game - the most by any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season - and understandably he's been receiving plenty of praise from fans and pundits alike on social media.
What does it mean?
"This is the real Manchester United". "That's where we improve, progress and get more experience".
It can be argued that, although he was impressive, none of the saves De Gea had to make on Sunday were particularly hard.
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Paul Pogba set Rashford's goal up for a wonderful pass.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went in to the match looking to maintain his ideal record having won all five of his matches in all competitions since replacing Jose Mourinho as United manager last month. Maybe one or two of them were uncatchable, but the saves he makes are because he is so in tune with the game.
- Man Utd's Marcus Rashford has scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career. The 25-year-old has contributed four goals and four assists, an involvement in 53 per cent of United's goals since Solskjaer took charge.
"We are going to lose Son for the Asia Cup and if Harry Kane suffers an injury, it is going to be massive for us".
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