Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur lock horns in a mouthwatering clash at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon (4.30pm kick-off).
The game once again sees Jose Mourinho returning to English football’s ‘Theatre of Dreams’ where he spent 900 days in charge, winning two notable pieces of silverware including the club’s first Europa League title.
He was subsequently replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who continues to rebuild the Red Devils, though both haven’t exactly hit the ground running at their respective clubs this season.
But with the talking and playful banter now over, who’ll come out on top?
Where to watch Man Utd vs Tottenham on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League
- US: NBCSN
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Man Utd & Tottenham’s previous line-ups:
- Man Utd (vs Brighton): Henderson; Dalot, Lindelöf, Bailly, Williams; Fred, McTominay; Mata, Van de Beek, James; Ighalo.
- Tottenham (vs Maccabi Haifa): Hart; Doherty, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Davies; Höjbjerg, Winks; Moura, Lo Celso, Bergwijn; Kane.
Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are both unavailable for the 20-time English champions whilst Bruno Fernandes is a doubt. Heung-Min Son was initially ruled out for Spurs but according to boss Jose Mourinho there’s a chance the South Korean forward could be involved. Giovani Lo Celso, after scoring earlier in the week, is another with a question mark hanging over his head.
Players to watch:
- Man Utd: It was to be expected given the way Man Utd finished last season that hopes were raised for Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s squad and certain players. But Man Utd have only three points to show for their efforts after two matches played, a humbling loss against Crystal Palace was followed by a fortunate win over Brighton. It was against the Seagulls we started to see glimpses of Bruno Fernandes, whose arrival earlier this year coincided with the Red Devils stringing together a strong run. The 26-year-old Portuguese midfielder ended last term by netting eight times across 14 league games plus helping himself to seven assists. He’s yet to be truly unleashed and there’s no better occasion to start stamping his authority than against a fellow ‘big six’ side
- Tottenham: The mark of a great player is adaptability and mastering this also earns a place in Mourinho‘s heart, with the much-travelled Portuguese coach a stickler for those leaving their comfort zone and bringing something extra to his team. A few games into this season and no one exemplifies this approach better than serial marksman Harry Kane who is giving reigning Premier League ‘playmaker of the year’ Kevin De Bruyne a run for his money. The 27-year-old centre-forward has seemingly gone from putting the ball away to facilitator. After three Premier League appearances he’s scored one goal but impressively created no fewer than five which puts him in the early driving seat to become this season’s assist king. No other player has recorded more than two assists as things stand.