Match of the week! Mou against familiar faces... Premier League Predictions and betting tips
|Heung Min Son will be absent when United takes on Spurs at Old Trafford (Photo credit: premierleague.com)|
Manchester United vs TottenhamOld Trafford4:30pm
On Sunday, the match of the round will be a spectacle
between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, more like the Jose Mourinho
Having managed the Red Devils in the past with Europa and Carling Cup glory to show for it, Jose Mourinho will lead his Spurs out at Old Trafford with an intention of taking the scalp of one of his old employers again. In all fairness, the fixture congestion for Spurs looks wicked but it is what it is and they have to negotiate United shortly after dismissing their opponents in Europa League qualifying round.
Manchester United ran away with a 3:2 victory over Brighton on Saturday, a result that left bitter taste in the mouth of the seagulls and kept many wondering if lady luck actually has a boyfriend in Manchester; the Seagulls hit the frame of the goal five times and conceded a penalty after the final whistle had gone, bizarre.
Manchester United are still in the transfer window seeking to add players to the squad, fresh names like Ousman Dembele have been thrown into the ring but nothing concrete still, Spurs on the other hand have added proven players like Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon but the stalemate against Newcastle which came from another referee decision will leave many wondering if they got anything right.
This fixture is one with lots of history, gone are the days of United’s certain dominance, the Mourinho factor also adds color to this one but in the end, it will be played over 90minutes and the result will hover around until the end of the international break; Mason Greenwood has been left out of the 3Lions squad, same as Phil Foden over their promiscuity of the last time, will that have a bearing on the lad?
Jose Mourinho on days like this parks the bus and defends deep, he is without Heung Min Son and Gareth Bale, he will definitely try to win it late on but that will be after working United out with his negative tactics; expect tantrums in the media and on the touchline, if Mou can go head to head with Lampard on the touchline, who will he spare?