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Manchester United vs Spurs – Premier League combined XI, preview, prediction

Man Utd face Spurs at Old Trafford in Gameweek 3

Manchester United vs Spurs – A clash between two of Premier League’s heavyweights. It’s a treat for neutrals as the rivalry between the two clubs has grown and become fierce over the years.

Jose Mourinho’s side is coming from a disappointing 3-2 loss against Brighton. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, is off to a perfect start with two wins out of two. This is a must-win game for Mourinho. Man Utd’s chairman Ed Woodward is clearly not on good terms with the ex Chelsea manager’s sack doing rounds.

Only thing in Mourinho’s favour is that the Portuguese has never lost a home game against Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino did not make any signings in the summer transfer window which came out as a big surprise. All the big clubs in Premier League strengthened while Spurs decided to go with the same squad as last season.

Mourinho’s plan to buy Tottenham’s star defender Alderweireld did not quite go as per the plans. That is a thing of past now and Jose Mourinho’s team has to bounce back.

The side playing at home in Premier League meetings between Manchester United and Spurs has won each of the last seven matches, stretching back to March 2015 – prior to this run, the home team in this fixture had won just seven of the previous 24 meetings.

Manchester United-Spurs combined XI

Who will have a bigger impact on the game - Lukaku or Kane?
Who will have a bigger impact on the game – Lukaku or Kane?

De Gea (gk), Valencia, Vertonghen (c), Alderweireld, Davies, Matic, Dembele, Pogba, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

Prediction time – Can Jose Mourinho maintain his perfect home record or is he in for a Harry Kane special?

History tells you that Mourinho has never lost a home game against Spurs. The present tells you that Man Utd is in deep trouble. Chaos looms over Jose Mourinho’s future at the club and a win against Spurs can reignite things at Old Trafford.

We are going with a Man Utd win in this one. You can have your say by predicting in the poll down below..

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Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ProSports11. He is also a guest writer for The Hindu, India Today, Sportskeeda, BlastingNews, and SportsCafe. He can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav. Massive Liverpool FC supporter.

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