After a shock exit from EFL Cup, Tottenham prepares to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Both sides are level on points right now, though United boasts a superior goal difference.
After Huddersfield humiliation, United sealed a comfortable win against Swansea City in EFL Cup. Jesse Lingard sprinkled his magic all over the park scoring two excellent goals. Lingard who struggled against Huddersfield found his form in a spectacular fashion. This will provide some encouragement to Mourinho.
Pochettino on the other hand was disappointed with his side. In first half of the match, Spurs were leading, with goals from Dele Ali and Moussa Sissoko. In the second half, West Ham scored three goals in 15 minutes to stun Pochettino’s side with the most unlikely of comebacks.
A huge blow for Tottenham as Harry Kane has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Kane has scored 13 goals in the last 12 appearances and has played a vital role for Spurs during important matches. Kane’s absence will come as a huge boost for the Devils as the England International has been the most in-form player in the league. In positive news, Mousa Dembele has returned to first- team and is expected to play.
A sigh of relief for Manchester United as Eric Bailly and Phil Jones would be available for the clash. After Lindelof scandal, fans were eagerly waiting for Jones and Bailly to recover. Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford have also recovered from their minor injuries. However, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini still remain out with their respective hamstring and knee injuries.
Head to Head:
Manchester United have won their last three Premier League home games against Tottenham without conceding a goal.
Spurs have lost 20 of their 25 Premier League trip to Old Trafford – this is their worst away record against any club in the division.
United have only lost four of their last 32 top-flight fixtures with Spurs (W20, D8). However, those four wins for Tottenham have come in the last 10 meetings between the sides (D3, L3), including a 2-1 victory in May.
The match will be broadcasted on 28th October at 5:00 PM IST.