Manchester United v Tottenham : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 03-10-2020 11:01 am (6 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Sunday 4th October,2020
Time: 4:30pm
Stadium Old Trafford
Referee Anthony Taylor (England)
Goal Scorer:
Team News:

Manchester United
Harry Maguire had been a doubt for this match after picking up an ankle injury against Brighton last weekend, but the United captain has recovered and is expected to start.

Fernandes has also emerged as a doubt due to a thigh strain, although he too is considered more likely than not to recover in time for the weekend.

Solskjaer otherwise has no new fitness concerns, with Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe the only players still definitely sidelined for the hosts.

As expected, the Red Devils made plenty of changes in the EFL Cup in midweek, so the likes of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, David de Gea and Fernandes - if fit - are all likely to return to the side.

The latter of those has now been directly involved in 17 goals from his 16 Premier League outings and, if the rate of penalties being awarded continues as it is, will fancy his chances of bolstering that tally significantly this season.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Manchester United Premier League form: LW
Manchester United form (all competitions): LWWW

Tottenham
Mourinho has refused to rule Son Heung-min out of this match completely, despite initially expecting the forward to be out for "a while" with the hamstring injury he picked up against Newcastle last weekend.

Spurs are not likely to take any risks over his fitness having just got through a hectic spell without any serious issues, so Steven Bergwijn could start again on the left.

Giovani Lo Celso is a doubt after being taken off at half time against Maccabi Haifa, but his two-goal haul in that first half means that he is likely to be included if passed fit.

Dele Alli was brought in from the cold as the man to replace Lo Celso and may be in line for a first start since the opening day of the season if the Argentine does not pass his fitness test.

Kane will lead the line as he looks to improve on a record of two goals in 12 Premier League games against Man United following his hat-trick on Thursday.

The England skipper has been Tottenham's top creator rather than goalscorer so far, though; his tally of five assists in his opening three Premier League games of the season is a joint record for the competition.

Gareth Bale, who was persistently linked with United during his time at Real Madrid, will not be ready in time to make his second debut for the club here.

Tottenham's latest new signing Carlos Vinicius will also play no part, having only joined on Friday evening.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks; Lucas, Alli, Bergwijn; Kane
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: LWD
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions): WWWDWW

Head To Head
Manchester United have dominated this fixture in the Premier League era - only against Everton have they won more times than their 35 victories against Spurs - but it has been much more even recently.

Of the last 16 league meetings, United and Spurs have both won six apiece with four draws, with two of those Tottenham victories coming at Old Trafford.

A Spurs win away to United is still a rare occurrence, though, and incredibly their last six such triumphs in the top flight have all come under different managers - a run which extends back to Bill Nicholson in March 1974.

Mourinho could extend that run to seven on Sunday, but United are unbeaten in the last three meetings including a 2-1 triumph in the corresponding fixture last season.

Prediction: Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur


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