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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

August 19, 2023

5:30 pm GMT+1

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United match preview

One of these teams won on the opening weekend, whilst the other did not, although the side with three points on the board isn’t the one coming into this clash full of confidence and optimism.

Last Sunday, the Ange Postecoglou era at Tottenham got underway with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Brentford.

All the goals at the Community Stadium came in the first half, with Cristian Romero heading home an early James Maddison free-kick, before Emerson Royal equalised in stoppage time.

Given that Harry Kane has left for Bayern Munich, many were expecting a tough season for Spurs, although there were certainly encouraging signs on week one.

In terms of this fixture, Tottenham are without a win in five home matches against Manchester United, dating back to a 2-0 win at Wembley in January 2018.

So, can Postecoglou’s side claim a statement Saturday evening victory here in, what will be, his first home match in charge?

Manchester United meantime do have three points on the board, but these were earned in rather unconvincing fashion.

The Red Devils, somehow, beat Wolves 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday night, with Raphaël Varane’s header just 15 minutes from time ultimately the difference.

However, most would agree that Wolves were the better team throughout, creating significantly more chances, before being denied a stonewall penalty in stoppage time after André Onana flattened Saša Kalajdžić.

If Erik ten Hag’s team are going to claim another victory here, they’ll have to exponentially improve.

So, do the hosts kick off as favourites at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

Tottenham Hotspur team news

Goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, defenders Destiny Udogie and Micky van de Ven as well as James Maddison, who ended the afternoon donning the captains armband, all made their Spurs debuts last Sunday.

Cristian Romero was taken off with a suspected concussion shortly after scoring, so will have to be given the all-clear before featuring here.

Right-back Emerson was drifting into midfield, whilst wingers Son Heung-min and Dejan Kuluševski were staying high and wide, both of which are hall-marks of a Postecoglou team.

Richarlison scored just one Premier League goal last season, this coming in the crazy 4-3 defeat at Anfield, so can he get off the mark for the new campaign here?

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Vicario; Emerson, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie; Skipp, Bissouma, Kuluševski, Maddison, Son Heung-min; Richarlison.

Manchester United team news

André Onana and Mason Mount both debuted on Monday night, although we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see Rasmus Højlund as he’s nursing a back injury.

So, Marcus Rashford will continue as the central striker, flanked by Alejandro Garnacho and Antony.

Lisandro Martínez was hooked at half time, after enduring 45 torrid minutes against Wolves, which is a concern.

The new-look midfield three of Casemiro, Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes looked disjointed and incohesive, but will sorely be put to the test once again.

Predicted XI: (4-3-3): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Shaw; Casemiro, Mount, Fernandes; Antony, Rashford, Garnacho.

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