‘There’s never been a better time to play them’ is phrase frequently associated with famous last words in football, however tonight’s game at Old Trafford looks like one of the better opportunities to beat Manchester United that’s presented itself to Spurs, in quite some time.
The Red Devils have coughed and spluttered along this season, in a not wholly dissimilar fashion to Tottenham under Pochettino, which is a tad ironic, given that the Argentine is being viewed as a likely replacement for the ailing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United have lost three of their last seven home Premier League games against Spurs (W4), including this exact fixture 0-3 last season. They’d only lost two of their previous 36 at home against them in the top-flight (W27 D7).
The draw (priced @12/5) for this one is bound to attract a fair amount of interest from those following a punt on tonight’s big game.
Since keeping three consecutive Premier League clean sheets in February, Manchester United have only kept two in their last 25 games in the competition (36 goals conceded).
As for our line up, I’ve selected the same XI that started against Bournemouth last time out.