Manchester United face Tottenham tomorrow night at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, in what could be a battle of the top half of the Premier League as United would eye for a top-four finish to enter Champions League, whereas Spurs would desperately like to bring things back in momentum after being drubbed by Newcastle United, who are having a “Leicester City” like dream season and consolidating their position more on the third position.
Manchester United are having a topsy-turvy season as they were knocked out of Sevilla in the quarters of UEFA Europa League, owing to some grave mistakes from their backline. But, in the next match, they eliminated Brighton in FA Cup semifinal, via shoot-out, as VIctor Lindelof hit the winning kick, to face local rivals Manchester City in the ultimate showdown.
On the other hand, Tottenham, although on the sixth spot on the League table, they are in a spot of bother after conceding 5 goals inside 20 minutes of the game against Newcastle, eventually losing the game by 1-6. On top of that, their interim coach Cristian Stellini has been sacked, and former player-cum-interim manager Ryan Mason has taken up the job of caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Battle of reputation
Erik Ten Hag’s side has been under fire for most of the season in spite of their not-so-bad season. They stand on a well fourth position, with 59 points from 30 games, currently well on course to enter the European top flight next season. Meanwhile, Tottenham will have a lot at stake as they have recently been drubbed in the hands of 3rd ranked Newcastle United. Their interim manager has been sacked and a new manager is at helm. So, they would try to go out for an all-out attack from the starting whistle.
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Team News
Manchester United look to go for an all-out attack with the throng comprising Weghorst, Rashford, Antony. Erik ten Hag would like to proceed to the game with his best possible eleven, as they would like to kill the game in the beginning. It would be an important game for the “Red Devils” who would like to leapfrog the “Magpies” into the third position. But, as speculations arise, it is suspected that captain and a man in outstanding form, Bruno Fernandes, set to miss this crunch match, because of injury.
As for Tottenham, they would like to be a step ahead of their opponents by fielding their strongest line-up. With Kane up front, Son and Kulusevski closely behind him, they would like to go for waves of attacks from the starting. Club captain Hugo Loris might not be fielded in the starting owing to a disastrous outing against Newcastle, where he was subbed off after getting smashed for 5 goals in 20 minutes. As a result, Fraser Forster would take the field.
Manchester United vs Tottenham predicted line-up:
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Shaw, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Eriksen, Casemiro, Antony, Rashford; Martial, Weghorst
Tottenham: Forster; Sanchez, Davies, Dier; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Son Heung-min; Kane
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Head-to-head
Manchester United has become a powerhouse in their last three games, aggregating on 5-0. But, while facing the Spurs, they have been ruthless, winning 39 League games, a record which most of the EPL teams fail to do.
Tottenham, on the other hand, have been lackluster in their outings against the United. They have lost their last four league games against them, and at present, having a poor run of form in the League. So, they would be having their task cut out after a disastrous performance against the “Magpies”. Even in the last outing of this season, Red Devils emerged victorious by 2-0. So, Spurs would like to return to track with this match.
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Venue, Date, Time, Where to watch
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur stadium
Date: 28th April, 12:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
Where to watch: Star Sports 3, Star Sports Select 1, Disney Plus Hotstar(India)