Current Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has labeled Emmanuel Adebayor 'almost unstoppable' after he put his name on the score sheet to give Spurs the lead at the Old Trafford as Tottenham went on to take three points after a 2-1 win.
It was a day of mixed emotions for the Togolese as he later had to be taken off after going down injured, shortly after the visitors doubled their lead which brought a dazzling display to an abrupt end.
Manager Tim Sherwood, who is unbeaten in the league since taking over at White Heart Lane, was more than happy with Adebayor's efforts.
Sherwood told reporters following the final whistle: "We know he is a top striker and one of the best in the league and when he performs like he is at the moment he's almost unstoppable."
The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, who fell out of favour with Villas Boas at the helm, looks to have a new lease of life since Sherwood has taken the reigns and is repaying the boss who showed faith in him.
When asked about the injury to his in form striker, the Spurs boss said: "He has got ice on every part of his body in there so we are not sure what is hurting him more so we will have to assess him tomorrow. We don't know what it is and he doesn't know what is hurting him more."
Under the new system Sherwood has left Adebayor wanting to play every minute of every game by adopting a system that allows Spurs to play two strikers as opposed to one.
With the games coming thick and fast this time of year having depth to your squad is vital, this is something Spurs are currently lacking due to the amount of injuries that have hit their squad.
Adebayor will now join the likes of Paulinho, Jermain Defoe, Andros Townsend, Younes Kaboul and Jan Vertonghen on the injury list.
With the side playing attractive football and scoring goals they will need to keep a close eye on the fitness of their players over the coming weeks as Spurs attempt to creep back up the table.
The win on Saturday moved them above Manchester United and into 6th place, eight points adrift of north London rivals Arsenal who are currently leading by a single point.
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