Golden boy <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/Marcus-Rashford/">Marcus Rashford</a> was the star for <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/Manchester-United/">Manchester United</a> as the Reds beat <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/Tottenham-Hotspur/">Tottenham Hotspur</a> 2-1 at Old Trafford. <p></p> <p></p>Rashford scored a goal in both halves, bringing his club total for the season to 12 and restoring <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/Ole-Gunnar-Solskjaer/">Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's</a> side to winning ways against a Spurs team now managed by our former boss, <a href="https://www.india.com/topic/Jose-Mourinho/">Jose Mourinho</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The striker's double took the Reds up the Premier League table into sixth spot and in buoyant mood ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby. <p></p> <p></p>It was a high octane start from United that shook Spurs and the Reds were soon rewarded for the blistering opening. <p></p> <p></p>The source of so much of the inspiration was the on-fire Rashford, starting with his goal after six minutes to put United 1-0 up when his power shot surprised Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post. <p></p> <p></p>The Mancunian striker also curled a free-kick just wide, hit the bar with a thunderbolt and forced Gazzaniga into a diving save all before the match was half-an-hour old. <p></p>Mason Greenwood also had an excellent shot saved but it really was the Rashford show. At least, that was the case until Tottenham's Dele Alli stepped into the action. <p></p> <p></p>Completely against the run of play, he levelled after 39 minutes with an admirable piece of skill that foxed his markers before he beat David De Gea with a clinical finish. The equaliser was harsh on United who had completely dominated the proceedings up to that point. <p></p> <p></p>Rashford was back centre stage soon after the interval. A trademark slight of foot saw him ghost past Serge Aurier and then a panicked Moussa Sissoko brought him down in the box. The hitman happily blasted United back into a deserved lead with a calmly taken penalty. <p></p> <p></p>Daniel James boosted the shots on target stats as his efforts in the 62nd and 68th minutes drew saves from Gazzaniga that ensured the Reds remained the more threatening force. <p></p> <p></p>As the second half progressed, however, United's danger waned and Old Trafford seemed to have that gnawing feeling that Spurs were going to make it a very nervous finale as they wrested back the attacking initiative. <p></p> <p></p>The Reds successfully made the transition from dangerous to dogged and despite one added-time effort from Alli, well saved by De Gea, Solskjaer's men saw the game out for a much-needed victory.