Manchester United are set to host Tottenham Hotspurs in the premier league game on Saturday, 28th October 2017 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Its a massive game for both teams who are level on points with 20 each but 5 behind run-away leaders Manchester City. Its kind of must win for both sides as a losing side might find themselves 8 points behind City come the end of weekend. United will be hoping to bounce back from that 2-1 defeat against Huddersfield while Spurs will be looking to continue their impressive run of premier league form. The game will be early kickoff on Saturday starting at 12:30 uk time and SkySports has the live coverage in the UK.
Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham Highlights
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
45′ [ Haltime report ] Tottenham pretty much dominated the first 45 minutes at Old Trafford while United failed to impose themselves at home.
Man Utd vs Spurs Short Preview: Manchester United started the season so strong but since the last international break they have not been the same both on and off the field. Several key players missing through injuries have kind of hampered United’s performances in recent weeks and they have only won 1 point of the last two games going into this massive couple of weeks where they face Tottenham and Chelsea consecutively. These two games can make or break United’s season and Mourinho is well aware of the fact that they must improve in performances against the top 4 teams.
Spurs threw away 2-0 lead in midweek to lose 3-2 against West Ham ultimately getting knocked out of League Cup but their league form has been as good City over the last few seasons. Spurs can really make a statement if they can beat United making it two wins against the traditional top 6 teams having beaten Liverpool last week.
Tottenham 2-1 Manchester United – May 2017
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
06′ 1 – 0 Victor Wanyama scores early on in the game with a thumping header to put Tottenham 1-0 in lead.
48′ 2 – 0 Harry Kane made it 2-0 just after the break to pretty much settle the tie.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday afternoon. Ibrahimovic is likely to keep his play upfront with Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Martial playing in attacking roles ahead of Carrick and Herrera. While Spurs will use similar system with Kane upfront and Eriksen, Alli and Son playing in attacking roles.
Predictions: This one is hard to predict, Even though Spurs have been playing some top notch football over the last two years they do have a “soft belly”. This United side might not be getting the results they deserve Mourinho has developed a very dynamic system which will eventually come good and I expect United to win this game to keep league season alive.