José Mourinho will be looking to get one over his former employers when he and his Tottenham side make the short trip to Manchester on Wednesday evening.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Wednesday, 4th November
Venue: Old Trafford
TV Channel: Amazon Prime
Manchester United’s inability to see out games yet again surfaced on Sunday evening against Aston Villa, and for the third time in as many games in all competitions, they gave away points from a winning position.
In a run of fixtures that will see them play Spurs and Manchester City in the space of three days, failure to turn up in these games could spell doom and see them in big trouble come the end of this weekend.
The pressure remains on manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer to turn around fortunes at Old Trafford and unsurprisingly, the Norwegian could become the next managerial casualty in the topflight, as per The Sack Race who have him on 4/1 to be axed anytime soon.
Mourinho makes his return to his old stomping ground, and having left in acrimonious circumstances will be keen to prove a point with his resurgent Tottenham team.
The Lilywhites have recorded a treble of victories since the Portuguese took over, scoring ten goals in those games and are looking in the rudest of form.
There are no new injury worries for Solksjaer and he could be boosted with the potential return of Scott McTominay for the all-important Wednesday night’s clash. Paul Pogba is however ‘not ready’ to make his comeback just yet.
Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Marcos Rojo remain sidelined.
Ben Davies and Erik Lamela are still not available for selection, alongside goalkeepers Michel Vorm and Hugo Lloris.
Head to head
United are clear favourites on head to head basis, having won 90 of their last 191 meetings. Tottenham have 52 victories to their name and 49 games have been drawn.
Man Utd are unbeaten in their last five home matches in the Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in six of Tottenham’s last seven away league games.
Tottenham have conceded at least twice in six of their last seven away league matches.
Manchester United have only shown glimpses of brilliance, in batches in their last couple of games in the topflight, drawing their last two from winning positions. United’s last five matches in all competitions (WWDLD)
Tottenham have turned the tide and sit just six points off top four after winning each of their last two league games. Tottenham’s last five matches in all competitions (WDWWW)
United will be desperate to end their mini-drought of zero victories in their last two league games and are priced up at a mouthwatering 7/4 to secure it. The Red Devils have won in five of the last six times they have faced Tottenham at Old Trafford and we fancy it could turn out that way.
Both teams to score at 8/13 also provides another value market here, as both sides have looked to do in their last couple of games. Man U have scored and conceded in each of their last four as also Tottenham, so we could see some end to end action.