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Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Time – India: 09:00 PM; UK: 04:30 PM (Sunday)
Venue – Old Trafford
Referee – Anthony Taylor
Following their opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, Manchester United have recovered with a run of positive results. The Premier League giants beat Brighton twice in the last week, once in the league and once in the League Cup, and are coming into the game on the back of some good form.
Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur knocked Chelsea out of the League Cup on penalties on Tuesday night and beat Maccabi Haifa 7-2 on Thursday night to make it to the group stage of the Europa League.
But Jose Mourinho’s last league outing was a disappointing 1-1 draw that saw them concede a contentious last-minute penalty to Newcastle United at home last weekend.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-Head
Total matches: 193
Manchester United wins: 92
Tottenham wins: 52
Manchester United have a far superior record in this fixture since the first time they met Tottenham in 1899 in an FA Cup clash.
Tottenham have not beaten Manchester United in their last three meetings, with the Red Devils beating them at Old Trafford and earning a draw in north London in the league last season.
Spurs’ last win against the Mancunian team came in 2018 when they beat Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Recent form
Manchester United (in all competitions): W-W-W-L-L
Tottenham (in all competitions): W-W-D-W-W
Manchester United are coming into the game on the back of three wins on the trot in all competitions following a disappointing start to their season when they lost at home to Crystal Palace.
Tottenham are also on an undefeated run since getting beaten by Everton at Goodison Park in their first game of the campaign as well.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Team news
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the big game against Tottenham at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Harry Maguire missed their EFL Cup win over Brighton in mid-week due to a knock but has been declared fit to face Tottenham at Old Trafford. Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe remain sidelined.
Heung-Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso remain doubtful to feature in the Tottenham team on Sunday. Son picked up a hamstring injury last week and manager Jose Mourinho has refused to rule him out. Lo Celso came off at half-time of Thursday’s win over Maccabi Haifa with a knock.
New signing Gareth Bale (knee) is still on the comeback trail so will not feature at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Probable XI
Manchester United predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes; Rashford, Martial, Greenwood
Tottenham predicted XI: Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele; Son, Kane, Lucas.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Where to watch
India: Star Sports 2, Star Sports Select HD 2
UK: Sky Sports Premier League
Stream in India: Disney+ Hotstar
Stream in the UK: Sky Go App
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction
Manchester United have looked off the pace in the Premier League due to a vastly curtained pre-season that saw some of the players only training for a week before being thrown into competitive football. They will need to be sharper and more on the game if they have to beat Tottenham at home on Sunday.
Spurs are facing a different kind of challenge due to fixture congestion that saw them play three games in five days. Jose Mourinho has moaned about his team being overplayed and is afraid of losing players to injuries in the coming weeks.
But Mourinho is likely to field his strongest eleven at Old Trafford if his top stars are fit and will be looking to catch Manchester United cold as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have looked short of fitness in recent games.
Solskjaer will hope his side play better than their last home game when they lost to Crystal Palace. His side will be desperate to get the first win in their bag at Old Trafford when Tottenham visit them on Sunday.
Manchester United vs Tottenham predicted scoreline: 2-1