The curtains will fall on Gameweek 33 of the 2022/23 Premier League season will fall on Thursday. Three matches will complete the latest round of fixtures, with the action on the day ending with the game between Tottenham vs Man United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Date: Thursday 27 April
- Kick-off Time: 20:15 BST / 15:15 ET / 12:15 PT
- Referee: Anthony Taylor
- VAR: Simon Hooper
Tottenham vs Man United: Match Preview
2022/23 has been a disastrous season thus far for Tottenham Hotspur. The North London club came into the campaign after securing a top-four finish last term. And they would have hoped to end Antonio Conte’s first full season with silverware.
But the Italian manager left his job in mutiny last month after a sensational rant following a draw with Southampton. Cristian Stellini, formerly Conte’s assistant, replaced his compatriot at the helm. But Tottenham relieved him of his duties this week after a horrendous performance against Newcastle United last weekend. And Ryan Mason will be the caretaker manager until the end of the season.
As for Manchester United, the Red Devils have enjoyed a solid 2022/23 campaign thus far, making considerable progress under Erik ten Hag. They have already won the EFL Cup and reached the FA Cup final this past weekend, beating Brighton & Hove Albion on penalties. And Manchester United will now focus on securing a top-four finish in the coming weeks.
The reverse fixture saw Manchester United clinch a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, with Fred and Bruno Fernandes finding the back of the net.
Mason will address the media on Wednesday and it is likely that he will make several personnel and tactical changes.
He is expected to be without Emerson Royal, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur, while Hugo Lloris is also a doubt after picking up an injury in Sunday’s loss at Newcastle.
Lucas Moura is available again after serving a three-match suspension.
In the red corner, Ten Hag will hope to have Scott McTominay available for selection again after missing the last few games with a minor injury.
Raphael Varane is still a few weeks away from returning and Bruno Fernandes will be assessed on an ankle problem picked up in Sunday’s FA Cup win against Brighton.
Alejandro Garnacho isn’t too far away from returning, though Lisandro Martinez and Donny van de Beek are out for the season.
Club captain Harry Maguire is back in the fold having completed a domestic suspension.
Tottenham vs Man United: Head to Head:
Manchester United have an impressive historical record against Tottenham Hotspur and have won 96 out of the 198 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Tottenham Hotspur’s 53 victories.
Tottenham Hotspur are winless in their last four matches against Manchester United in the Premier League – the longest such run against the Red Devils in the competition since 2004.
Manchester United have won 39 games against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League – the best record by a single team against another opponent in the competition.
Tottenham predicted lineup (4-3-3): Forster; Tanganga, Romero, Dier, Davies; Skipp, Sarr, Hojbjerg; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Man Utd predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Weghorst, Rashford; Martial.
TOT vs MU: Fantasy XI
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Romero, Dier, Hojbjerg; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Kulusevski, Kane, Rashford.