Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Premier League Match Preview
Ange Postecoglou will look to lead his side to victory against the Red Devils in his first home game in charge on Spurs.
Spurs are set to go head to head with Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what will be Head Coach Ange Postecoglou’s first home game in charge. A win here against the Red Devils would not only enhance hopes of a return to European football but also be a landmark victory early on in the Postecoglou era.
As of the time of writing, Tottenham currently sit in 9th place, albeit after just one game having been played. Brentford was their opponent in the opening game of the season, where the two teams played out a 2 – 2 draw at the GTech Community Stadium.
Cristian Romero gave the away side the lead (11’) before goals from Bryan Mbeumo (27’) and Yoane Wissa gave the Bees the lead with just over half an hour gone (36’). In what was an enthralling first half, Emerson Royal found the net with a powerful finish after receiving the ball from summer signing James Maddison in first-half stoppage time (45+4’).
This means that, with a victory against Erik Ten Hag’s side, THFC could potentially rise to the top of the table should results go their way, and at the very least, they can find themselves in the European places once the latest round of Premier League action is over.
The most recent match between these two clubs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was on 27th April 2023, where they drew 2 – 2 in an entertaining encounter. Jadon Sancho gave United an early lead (7’) before a goal from Marcus Rashford on the stroke of half time doubled his team’s advantage.
Spurs had to make a comeback to get anything from the game, with the away side holding a two goal advantage. The recovery began early on in the second half when right back Pedro Porro found the back of the net to halve the home side’s deficit. There was also plenty of time to go in the game for at least an equaliser to be found. Parity was restored when Son Heung-Min got his goal with just over 10 minutes remaining.
Fast forward to the present, both sides will want to get the better of the other, with both clubs having European aspirations.
In terms of team news, there is good news for Tottenham Hotspur fans as Argentine central defender Cristian Romero is available to play following a head injury he sustained against Brentford last time out. The Red Devils will also see an Argentinian defender return, as Lisandro Martinez is set to make a comeback after an injury suffered against Wolves.
As of the time of writing, the two clubs have met each other on 199 occasions. United have 96 wins, whereas Spurs have 53.
Tottenham’s most recent victory in the Premier League against the Red Devils was THAT 6-1 win at Old Trafford where Tanguy Ndombele (4’), Son Heung-Min (7’, 37’), Harry Kane (31’) and Serge Aurier (51’) scored the goals for Spurs.
Both clubs have good teams with great forward lines that will pose a considerable threat to their opponent. Even without Kane, a forward line for Spurs containing the likes of Son and Dejan Kulusevski should still be a problem for the Red Devils’ back line.
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