Intro: Tottenham vs. Manchester United
After a successful outing in the Europa League against Granada, Manchester United focus on a revenge matchup as they visit Tottenham on Sunday. Let’s breakdown this weekend’s match between Tottenham and Manchester United.
Having beaten Manchester United 6-1 earlier this season, Spurs are looking to record their first league double over the Red Devils since the 1989-90 season under Terry Venables.
The record for goals scored against Manchester United by an opponent in a Premier League season is seven, achieved by four clubs. The last team to score more than seven in a top-flight season were Spurs in 1962-63 (8). The last teams to hit double figures were Aston Villa and Newcastle during 1930-31 (11 each).
Spurs could become the first team to record a Premier League double over Man Utd since Man City in 2018-19. They would be the first side to do so against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. The last team to do a league double over Solskjaer were Ranheim against Molde in the 2018 Norwegian Eliteserien.
Manchester United have won just one of their last eight away Premier League matches against Spurs (D4 L3), a 1-0 win at Wembley in January 2019.
Manchester United Team News
Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw were both substituted early in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win in Granada. Rashford has been playing through a foot injury in recent weeks but managed 65 minutes in Andalusia. Marcus did brilliantly to latch onto Victor Lindelof’s pass to score our opening goal.
Shaw, meanwhile, was replaced by the returning Alex Telles at half-time, with Solskjaer revealing after the game that our reigning Player of the Month just came off as a precaution, after also picking up a yellow card.
With Anthony Martial potentially out for the season with a knee problem, United’s reliance on Rashford and fellow forwards Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani has increased.
De Gea – Shaw – Maguire – Lindelof – AWB – Pogba – McTominay – Greenwood – Bruno – James – Cavani/Rashford