Every season, football fans have a handful of games which beyond the fortunes of the league table provide a decent indication of where their side is at, in respect of Tottenham, those sides routinely include Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Historically, Spurs track record at Old Trafford is poor. Tottenham have lost more Premier League games against Man United than they have versus any other side in the competition (34).
It’s been 351 days since Jose Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford and this game will be Jose’s first key performance indicator.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaaer has been firefighting all season. The Red Devils boss felt forced to publicly deny rumours he was merely a few games away from the chop.
As for the returning Portuguese, Graeme Souness perhaps summed up the situation best of all.
Tottenham boss José Mourinho could become just the third manager to win a Premier League away game at Old Trafford with two different clubs (after Martin O’Neill and Rafael Benítez), having won there 3-1 with Chelsea in May 2005.
Additionally, José Mourinho could become the first ever Tottenham manager to win their first three top-flight games in charge of us.
The bookies have United as narrow favourites @8/4 and Tottenham @17/10, meanwhile the draw is draw @12/5.