Sunday, October 4 2020
Spurs takes a trip north to Manchester in a highly anticipated match as the Special One faces his former employer once again.
Manchester United were dramatically saved by a VAR decision over the weekend after the full time whistle was blown to secure 3 points after an excitinggame with Brighton. The Red devils are also looking for a win at Old Trafford this weekend against their former coach Jose Mourinho having secured a win over Chelsea in the Carabao cup.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is set to impress fans at Old Trafford with key players Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford being the favorites to play in the starting eleven with De Gea proving to be on form this season.
There is no doubt the Jose will be welcomed since he has contributed to a number of silver ware for the Red Devils. He will be also hoping to secure a win against Ole, therefore this match is difficult to predict since both teams have dangerous attack players and world class defensive players.
On the other hand many football fans are betting for Tottenham to win the weekend match but we must also consider Son Heung-Min, a player previously in red hot form,will be missing out due to injury leaving Harry Kane as the only potent striker.
However the Red devils are looking more stronger over the Spurs since also Gareth Bale is still one of the doubtful so it will difficult for Mourinho while picking his attacking but he will most like pick Bale to play at the right wing with Lamela playing as attacking mid and Lucas as a winger for Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur possible strategy and formation
Jose having trained most of Manchester players knows how they are going to play and they also know how his strategies work making it even more difficult to predict the final outcome during the weekend.
Possible line-up: Lloris, Tanganga, Dier, Alderweireld, Reguilon, Ndombele, Sissoko, Aurier, Lamela, Bergwijn,Kane.
At the bench will have Gedson, Doherty, Sanchez, Davies, Hart and Lucas.
Jose mostly likes using 3-4-3 formation and may change to 4-2-3-1 once Harry Kane has been substituted with Son out he will be probably looking for a duo between Kane and Lucas.
Mourinho will be looking to bring something new into the game making himself unpredictable to Ole in order to secure a win.
Manchester United possible strategy and formation
With Ole missing his Centre-back (Tuanzebe) due to injury, we are looking forward to see Martial and Rashford at the starting eleven and maybe Fosu-Mensah together with Brandon Williams also Bailly as fullbacks.
Ole may use the 4-3-3 formation with Bailly and Lindelof as Centre backs with Fosu-Mensah and Williams as full Centre-backs, we may also see McTominay, Fred and new arrival Van de Beek in the midfield, at the front Greenwood, Martial and Rashford.
The substitutes may include Ighalo, James, Mata, Wan-Bissaka.
The Sunday match will definitely be a thriller with both teams expected to go for the kill during the first half.
Head to head:
Last three games; Tottenham 1-2 Man united, Man united 2-1 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-1 Man united.
We predict a high scoring draw