Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo attracted special praises from the likes of Paul Pogba, Antonio Conte and Hugo Lloris after his hat-trick against Tottenham.
Man United recorded a much-needed response against Spurs, having endured an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.
United successfully bounced back to winning ways following their superb performance against Tottenham at Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed the Manchester derby with a hip injury, scored a hat-trick against Spurs and attracted special comments off his team-mates and the opposition manager and goalkeeper.
Speaking after the game, Pogba told BBC: “It was a beautiful game and a beautiful reaction from us. We hurt them at the right times and Ronaldo did what he does best.
“He [Ronaldo] has never been a problem. You have the best striker in history in our team, he cannot be a problem. Today the performance from him and all the team was very brilliant.
“Ronaldo was brilliant. I think that’s all we needed – a reaction. We scored beautiful goals. Even when we conceded a goal, we came back and scored again. The mentality was there again today.
>“Everybody knows Cristiano – there’s no need to talk about him. That’s what he does. He didn’t play in the last game, but he comes back and scores three goals. Everybody’s happy.”
“We’re talking about a player who not only tonight showed he is a top, top player,” Conte said after the game.
“Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi are the two best players in the world in this era. When you play against this type of player, they’re decisive.”
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said: “I think [Cristiano Ronaldo] was at his best, very aggressive in the box. It’s difficult to control him, but when you concede set pieces you need to look for that.”