Man Utd vs Spurs preview
We have to wait until Monday night for the pick of this weekend’s Premier League action.
Manchester United host Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in an 8pm kick-off in what will be both teams’ third game of the 2018/19 season.
United vs Spurs fixtures have been a mouthwatering enough prospect in recent seasons, but United’s faltering start to the new campaign adds a further level of intrigue. Jose Mourinho’s side unexpectedly lost to Brighton and Hove Albion last time out, while Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs have won both of their opening fixtures.
Man Utd team news
Right-back Antonio Valencia and midfielder Nemanja Matic have both returned to training and are in contention to feature against Spurs. Jesse Lingard came off the bench at Brighton after shaking off an injury of his own, so he could be in line for a more prominent role.
Chile international Alexis Sanchez posted on social media to declare he would be back in training soon. He missed the defeat to the Seagulls due to a knock, but could return against Tottenham.
Spurs team news
Young defenders Juan Foyth and Cameron Carter-Vickers, plus midfielder Josh Onomah, are still carrying knocks and are not expected to feature. American centre-back Carter-Vickers could yet join Swansea City on loan before this match is played.
The club’s new number 8, Harry Winks, is back to fitness and could be involved on Monday evening.
Belgium international Toby Alderweireld was a transfer target for United in the summer transfer window, but is expected to start for Spurs. A move to an overseas club before the transfer window closes around Europe appears a distant prospect.
Possible Starting XIs
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fred, Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, Kane
United started the season with a a 2-1 win over Leicester City. But the 3-2 defeat at Brighton leaves them ninth in the Premier League table on three points.
Spurs are defending their 100 per cent record after beating Newcastle United 1-2 in their opening fixture and Fulham 3-1 last time out. They are fifth in the table.
Despite their recent setback, United remain slight favourites to win this game at home. You can get odds of around 6/4 on Mourinho’s side triumphing. A Spurs win is 9/5, while the draw is 9/4. Head over to Bet UK for a more comprehensive Manchester United vs Spurs betting guide.