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Manchester United 1:6 Tottenham Hotspur

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date - Sunday, October 04 2020

    Kickoff Time - 1630 Hrs BST
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester



    League standings and form guide

    14. Manchester United: LW
    8. Tottenham: LWD


    Previous League Meetings

    Tottenham 1–1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2–1 Tottenham

    Tottenham 0–1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 0–3 Tottenham

    Tottenham 2–0 Manchester United



    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins: 83
    Tottenham wins: 41
    Draws: 43


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær


    José Mourinho



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Alex Tuanzebe and Phil Jones ruled out.


    Tottenham

    Gareth Bale ruled out. Heung-min Son doubtful.


    Know the opposition



    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to simply as Tottenham or Spurs (and nicknamed The Lilywhites), are a professional football club based in Tottenham, London. The Hotspur Football Club was formed in 1882 by a group of school boys, mostly aged 13 to 14, from Tottenham Grammar School and Saint John's Middle Class School who were members of the Hotspur Cricket Club formed two years earlier. Initially, the boys that formed Hotspur Football Club played games between themselves and friendly matches against other local clubs. The team entered their first cup competition in the London Association Cup, and won their first competitive match on 17 October 1885. The club turned professional on 20 December 1895, and in the summer of 1896 they were admitted to the Division One of the Southern League. On 2 March 1898, the club also became a limited company, the Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Company.

    Tottenham were the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960-61 season. After successfully defending the FA Cup in 1962, in 1963 they became the first British club to win a UEFA club competition – the European Cup Winners' Cup. In 1967, Spurs won the FA Cup for a third time in the 1960s. In the 1970s Tottenham won the League Cup on two occasions and were the inaugural winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies. In the 1980s Spurs won several trophies: the FA Cup twice, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Cup in 1984. In the 1990s the club won the FA Cup and the League Cup. When they won the League Cup once more in 2008, it meant that they had won a major trophy in each of the last six decades – an achievement only matched by Manchester United.

    Tottenham supporters have rivalries with several clubs, mainly within the London area. The fiercest of these is with north London rivals Arsenal (with matches between them termed the North London derby). They also share notable rivalries with fellow London clubs Chelsea and West Ham United. Tottenham currently play their home games at Wembley Stadium - with White Hart Lane being dismantled to make way for a new stadium as a part of the Northumberland Development Project.


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    charlenefan

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    I'd potentially look at playing 3 at the back in this game just to make the defence look more solid. Then again I'd also like to see a 4 man midfield with Matic/Pogba/Bruno & VDB all starting. But how do you drop the front 3?

    Ole's first real test
     

    BluesJr

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    Spurs are playing tomorrow right? They’re going to be knackered.
     

    Fooza

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    Hope we batter them, 4-0

    Martial x 2
    Rashford x 1
    Maguire x 1
     

    Pexbo

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    Sons out isn’t he? Good time to play them.
     

    TMDaines

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    I'd potentially look at playing 3 at the back in this game just to make the defence look more solid. Then again I'd also like to see a 4 man midfield with Matic/Pogba/Bruno & VDB all starting. But how do you drop the front 3?

    Ole's first real test
    Martial could easily be dropped. Still on holiday.

    I think it will be the usual XI.
     

    RDCR07

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    If they play their stars tmrw then there isn’t a better time to play them. Son, Bale and Alli won’t play. Bailly and Maguire keep Kane in their pockets.
     

    cptkeane1993

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    I hope it's a Diamond with Matic holding and Pogba/Bruno/VdB ahead of him. Up front Martial and Rashford with Greenwood coming off the bench late, which could be useful in what would be a tight/close game against a Mourinho side. Bailly for Lindelof in defence.

    In any case, it shouldn't be a 4-2-3-1. Too predictable and something Mourinho would've prepared thoroughly for. Need the surprise element of a formation tweak.
     

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    Bruno is reportedly struggling with his thigh, but will probably make it to the Spurs match.

    feck :(
     

    charlenefan

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    Bruno is reportedly struggling with his thigh, but will probably make it to the Spurs match.

    feck :(
    No drama just play VDB or Pogba further forward with one of McTominay or Fred with Matic. Plenty of options
     

    pav1790

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    I'd potentially look at playing 3 at the back in this game just to make the defence look more solid. Then again I'd also like to see a 4 man midfield with Matic/Pogba/Bruno & VDB all starting. But how do you drop the front 3?

    Ole's first real test
    Bribe FA, play 13 men?
     

    Adcuth

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    feck spurs let's go at them. Fluid 4141

    Henderson

    AWB Bailley Maguire Shaw

    Mctominay

    Greenwood Bruno Pogba Donny

    Rashford

    They couldn't handle it. 4-0
     

    FerociousCorgis

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    feck spurs let's go at them. Fluid 4141

    Henderson

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    Mctominay

    Greenwood Bruno Pogba Donny

    Rashford

    They couldn't handle it. 4-0
    Jesus christ. Mctominay as the only deep midfielder in that formation? This must be a joke formation
     

    Foxbatt

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    I hope it's a Diamond with Matic holding and Pogba/Bruno/VdB ahead of him. Up front Martial and Rashford with Greenwood coming off the bench late, which could be useful in what would be a tight/close game against a Mourinho side. Bailly for Lindelof in defence.

    In any case, it shouldn't be a 4-2-3-1. Too predictable and something Mourinho would've prepared thoroughly for. Need the surprise element of a formation tweak.
    This is what I feel the best starting line would be for United. But knowing Jose instead of parking the bus he may also have a go.
     

    Valencia Shin Crosses

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    Think it’s likely to be the normal XI, with maybe Bailly starting over Vic.

    However I’d love to see a Donny, Fred Pogba midfield behind our front 3. Or Bruno for Pogba in that. But either way let Donny get around the box with our forwards benefiting from his layoffs and we’ll batter Spurs.

    People calling for a diamond will be disappointed I think. We haven’t seen Ole try that once, plus I’m not sure you want to leave out Greenwood for another midfielder at this point.
     

    Amadaeus

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    Hard to call this one. Mourinho knows how to park the bus and Ole can’t coach the team to break down opponents. Mourinho might approach this the same way he did last time we met and just give us the ball and just counter. However, last week, Brighton was so successful in possession, that it would be a mistake for Spurs if they do not go with the same approach as they have much clinical attackers. If we play like the first two game of the season, we get embarrassed and lose this. However, I feel confident is coming back to some of our players and Ole is getting his luck back, so it can be much more competitive. No changes to the first 11, beside maybe Bailiy for Linderlof.
     

    TheRedHearted

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    I'd potentially look at playing 3 at the back in this game just to make the defence look more solid. Then again I'd also like to see a 4 man midfield with Matic/Pogba/Bruno & VDB all starting. But how do you drop the front 3?

    Ole's first real test
    You just said how
    3-4-3
     

    RashyForPM

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    feck spurs let's go at them. Fluid 4141

    Henderson

    AWB Bailley Maguire Shaw

    Mctominay

    Greenwood Bruno Pogba Donny

    Rashford

    They couldn't handle it. 4-0
    McTominay’s not gonna work in there but I agree with the Donny on the left for Martial thing. Put Matic in there to sort out Lo Celso and you’re good to go.
     

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    Most likely the same team that started at Brighton, unless there's an injury.
     

    1988

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    4312. de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; van de Beek, Matić, Pogba; B. Fernandes; Greenwood, Rashford.

    Maybe just a bit too offensive. But I'd love to see it.
     

    TrustInJanuzaj

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    Think it’s likely to be the normal XI, with maybe Bailly starting over Vic.

    However I’d love to see a Donny, Fred Pogba midfield behind our front 3. Or Bruno for Pogba in that. But either way let Donny get around the box with our forwards benefiting from his layoffs and we’ll batter Spurs.

    People calling for a diamond will be disappointed I think. We haven’t seen Ole try that once, plus I’m not sure you want to leave out Greenwood for another midfielder at this point.
    We have seen it once, he played it against Everton last season.
     

    VP89

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    Hope Bruno is fit, he's our talisman. We should have enough quality if he doesn't start though.

    Any news on Son's injury? Is he definitely out?
     

    Gandalf Greyhame

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    Ole's first real test. I hope Bruno starts and scores the winner off a dodgy penalty in 7th minute of 5 minutes of extra time, preferably once more as the result of a VAR call taken after the whistle has been blown.
     

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    Bruno is reportedly struggling with his thigh, but will probably make it to the Spurs match.

    feck :(
    Every single time we have a leaked report of a possible injury to a key player, it usually follows with a missed game, a non-commital presser from the manager, more rumours, another missed game, and then player eventually being out for weeks together. :(
     

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    I remember reading in the BBC live text that Kane was red carded after the final whistle vs Newcastle, but now doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere. Did that actually happen?
     

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    Mourinho is keeping Bale fresh for this game. He just wants to unleash the Bale on Ole for patting his head last time around.
     

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    Despite both managers prefer counter atacking football i think that this will be great game with lots of goals. 3-2 win.
    Kane is not the same player without Son and Spurs are not the same team without Son. Martial and Rashford will destroy their back 4.
     
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Score Predictions

163,53,68
  • Man Utd win
  • Tottenham win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 27% Man Utd 2:1 Tottenham
  • 15% Man Utd 1:1 Tottenham
  • 12% Man Utd 2:0 Tottenham
  • 9% Man Utd 3:1 Tottenham
  • 8% Man Utd 1:2 Tottenham
  • 6% Man Utd 2:2 Tottenham
  • 4% Man Utd 0:2 Tottenham
  • 3% Man Utd 0:1 Tottenham
  • 3% Man Utd 3:0 Tottenham
  • 2% Man Utd 3:2 Tottenham
  • 2% Man Utd 1:0 Tottenham
  • 2% Man Utd 0:0 Tottenham
  • 2% Man Utd 1:3 Tottenham
  • 1% Man Utd 0:5 Tottenham
  • 1% Man Utd 4:1 Tottenham
  • 1% Man Utd 4:2 Tottenham
  • 1% Man Utd 3:3 Tottenham
  • 0% Man Utd 4:0 Tottenham
  • 0% Man Utd 2:3 Tottenham
  • 0% Man Utd 0:3 Tottenham
  • 0% Man Utd 1:4 Tottenham
  • 0% Man Utd 0:4 Tottenham
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