Shearer: Man Utd midfield couldn't cope with Sarr

22 Aug 2023
MW2 Shearer TOTW lead Sarr

Premier League's record goalscorer hails Spurs youngster as he picks his Team of the Week

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Providing dynamism and bite in the Tottenham Hotspur midfield, Pape Matar Sarr was simply too hot to handle for Manchester United at the weekend.


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The 20-year-old Senegal international scored the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Erik ten Hag's side, with Man Utd's midfield unable to cope with his surging late runs into the penalty area.

As a result, Sarr earns a place in the Team of the Week selected by Alan Shearer, the competition's record goalscorer and Hall of Fame inductee.

Sarr has been included alongside three players from Brighton & Hove Albion and two Manchester City stars.

MW2 Shearer TOTW

Alphonse Areola (West Ham)
"His penalty save came at a crucial moment, one of several stops by the West Ham 'keeper."

Serge Aurier (Nott'm Forest)
"Produced two superb crosses to assist both of Nottingham Forest's goals."

Manuel Akanji (Man City)
"Didn't put a foot wrong and looked comfortable moving into a midfield role."

Pervis Estupinan (Brighton)
"Another top performance, registering a goal and an assist in the 4-1 win at Wolves."

James Ward-Prowse (West Ham)
"Two assists on his debut, which couldn't have gone any better. Brilliant!"

Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool)
"His first match at Anfield and he didn't disappoint with a terrific all-round performance."

Pape Matar Sarr (Spurs)
"Came up with a great goal and Man Utd's midfield simply couldn't cope with him."

Leon Bailey (Aston Villa)
"Provided pace and creativity for Aston Villa, contributing a goal and an assist."

Solly March (Brighton)
"Two goals and a constant threat for free-scoring Brighton."

Phil Foden (Man City)
"Excelled in a No 10 role, creating chances at will."

See: Analysis: Foden's masterclass in new Man City role

Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton)
"Scored a Goal of the Season contender from a mesmerising run, along with another assist."

Manager: Roberto De Zerbi (Brighton)
"Brighton have picked up where they left off last season, with two wins from two and eight goals!"

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