Ange Postecolgou makes his competitive managerial bow at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening during Tottenham vs Man United.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium
- Date: Saturday 19 August
- Kick-off Time: 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT
- Referee: Michael Oliver
- VAR: Craig Pawson
Tottenham vs Man United: Match Preview
Tottenham’s new dawn got off to a promising start away at Brentford last Sunday with the two sides playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw. While Spurs have plenty to work on defensively, the Bees were a tricky matchup for Ange’s men, they acquitted themselves well in west London.
However, another tough test awaits on Saturday as United come to town. Tottenham’s record against the Red Devils has been wretched since their famous 6-1 win at Old Trafford three years ago, although United’s struggles in their win over Wolverhampton Wanderers will undoubtedly fill the home side with confidence.
The unfancied Wolves were mightily unfortunate to leave Manchester with nothing after spurning several golden opportunities on the counter-attack.
An intriguing contest awaits in north London, and here’s our preview of the game.
Cristian Romero will be evaluated ahead of Saturday’s game after suffering a head injury in the draw with Brentford, but the defender should be available to start alongside new arrival Micky van de Ven.
Bryan Gil remains sidelined for the hosts, with Postecoglou unlikely to make too many changes from his first-ever Premier League XI. Although, Pape Matar Sarr could come in for Oliver Skipp in midfield.
Ivan Perisic and Manor Solomon are both vying for starts in the front line.
Erik ten Hag will surely make some sort of adjustment from Monday’s win over Wolves given the success the away side had in transition. United’s midfield was so often bypassed with Casemiro being left on an island, so we could see Scott McTominay come into the team to provide some support.
Alejandro Garnacho’s sub-par display will likely condemn him to the bench with Marcus Rashford continuing up top until Rasmus Hojlund recovers from his injury.
Lisandro Martinez is a doubt after picking up a knock on Monday night, but the Argentine is expected to be fine for Saturday’s away trip.
Tottenham vs Man United: Head to Head
Manchester United won four of the last five head to head clashes against Tottenham. They were unbeaten in both their meetings against Tottenham in the last season.
The Red Devils are on a seven match unbeaten streak against Tottenham at this stadium.
Tottenham predicted lineup (4-3-3): Vicario; Emerson, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr, Maddison; Kulusevski, Richarlison, Son.
Man Utd predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Mount; Rashford.
TOT vs MU: Fantasy XI
Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Romero, Van de Ven, Casemiro, Fernandes, Mount; Rashford, Maddison; Kulusevski