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Tottenham Hotspur 0:3 Manchester United

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    edgecutter

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    We have spent over 70 million on a marquee player to start playing 352!!!

    He's just got to go at this point regardless of the result today.
     

    youngrell

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    Could be decent. If Shaw stays higher as he should and gets his delivery right, we have Ronaldo and Cavani in the box :devil:

    This should also technically push Bruno backwards a little which is something we’ve all wanted to see.

    Fingers crossed for a good performance.
     

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    I don't quite know how we're supposed to counter-attack with Cavani and Ronaldo up top. Surely a pacey front three of Greenwood, Rashford and Sancho would have been more effective. Even Lingard or Martial would be better.

    Oh well.
     

    Plant0x84

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    Great team selection, good to have Cavani starting and Varane back! Going to be an interesting afternoon! City and Liverpool dropping points would be a great boost too! Let’s go!
     

    pratyush_utd

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    Maguire still made it to the first team. Great message to send to your team
     

    fergosaurus

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    We're set up like we're playing prime Barcelona against a team who's scored 1 in their last 3, against the mighty Vitesse, West Ham and Burnley.
     

    FatTails

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    First things first, it’s a relief that we didn’t stick to the same thing that hasn’t been working for weeks now. Well done, Ole, for that.

    My only two concerns is that neither striker has the pace to stretch the defence, so Spurs can play with a really high line and make it hard for us to get out. Thankfully, they don’t really play like this under Nuno.

    The other concern is I think Matic or VDB should be starting next to Fred. It seems like we want to pin them back, control possession, and swing a lot of crosses in into the two strikers (we can’t play on the counter with a team lacking pace). A better passer in midfield is essential to recycle the ball and spread it around to the wingbacks.

    Anyway, I’m excited! It’s different, let’s see how it goes. We need the three points. More points dropped can see us falling adrift and put the top four in jeopardy.
     

    sullydnl

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    Mixed thoughts on that line-up.

    On the one hand I'm glad he's at least trying to change something. And while it seems very defensive, that's understandable given how desperate we are for defensive stability of any kind atm

    On the other hand, it's not good that we have to take that more defensive shape against this dire Spurs side. Particularly given in terms of team selection it means no room for our big signing Sancho, our young talent Greenwood, the returning Rashford, etc. Not that those players should have a god-given right to play but having to switch to a shape that excludes so much of the talent in our squad reflects poorly on our management.
     

    joedirt87

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    I like the change if they execute it properly, and they are lots of options to bring on for pace/attacking as the game goes on. Shaw and AWB can help Fred and McTominay in that midfield line. Cavani can do the running up front. Lets see if they actually try and build play through the midfield or just rush everything as usual. Lot of people mentioning no width, they don't use the wide areas to their advantage anyway.
     

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    Told ye he’d go 5 at the back. Final roll of the dice. We are now back to being a counter attacking/don’t lose first team with Cavani in our best 11. Ronaldo was not a signing we needed. We needed a midfielder. This club will be the death of me.
     

    RuudTom83

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    Moan moan moan! this place!

    I'm happy Cavani is starting :devil: Looking forward to the game...for that reason its best to stay as far away from this site as possible...logging out
     

    PlayerOne

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    Same midfield. Some can do no wrong in Oles eyes it seems
     

    lex talionis

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    Ole is clearly doing a “You want Conte, here’s you’re fukking Conte.” middle finger to all his critics.
     

    redshaw

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    A good setup that shouldn't be discounted is a three of Rashford, Ronaldo and Cavani. Cavani has actually done well operating in the right sided area with his dropping back and high workrate.

    If we need a bit more I'd certainly get Rashford on the left and have Cavani on the right.
     

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    I am just praying that we don't see people running off into random pressing as soon as the whistle goes. Praying.

    If we leave gaps we'll be easy to play through. Just drop into shape out of possession. Full Mourinho: Low block and counter.
     

    JPRouve

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    I expect a win because it's Spurs. But if I was one of the players that didn't start last week, I would be defeated, the starters embarrass themselves and the manager start them again.
     

    Ixion

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    I think its a disgrace players can put in dogshit performances for weeks and still be guranteed their place in the team. If you've no threat your place of course you're going to get complacent,
     

    Flytan

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    Ole is clearly doing a “You want Conte, here’s you’re fukking Conte.” middle finger to all his critics.
    Conte wouldn't start this midfield and would hold players accountable for poor play, but this is ole, he has no accountability for being bad, so why should the players?
     

    drdoityourself

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    He's going into the bout of his managerial career and goes into the fetal position. 8 defensive players, so much talent and investment that is left on the bench. Even if we scrape a win here this is nothing of a direction for this squad.
     
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Score Predictions

110,165,74
  • Man Utd win
  • Tottenham win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 11% Tottenham 1:1 Man Utd
  • 11% Tottenham 2:0 Man Utd
  • 10% Tottenham 1:2 Man Utd
  • 10% Tottenham 3:1 Man Utd
  • 10% Tottenham 2:1 Man Utd
  • 7% Tottenham 2:2 Man Utd
  • 7% Tottenham 5:0 Man Utd
  • 6% Tottenham 1:3 Man Utd
  • 4% Tottenham 3:0 Man Utd
  • 4% Tottenham 0:2 Man Utd
  • 4% Tottenham 0:0 Man Utd
  • 3% Tottenham 2:3 Man Utd
  • 3% Tottenham 0:3 Man Utd
  • 2% Tottenham 1:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Tottenham 0:5 Man Utd
  • 1% Tottenham 0:1 Man Utd
  • 1% Tottenham 3:2 Man Utd
  • 1% Tottenham 4:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Tottenham 1:4 Man Utd
  • 1% Tottenham 0:4 Man Utd
  • 1% Tottenham 4:1 Man Utd
  • 0% Tottenham 3:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Tottenham 2:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Tottenham 4:2 Man Utd
  • 0% Tottenham 5:1 Man Utd
  • 0% Tottenham 10:0 Man Utd
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Match Stats

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Possession
58% 42%
Shots
9 10
Shots on Target
0 4
Corners
10 2
Fouls
12 14

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Stuart Attwell