In a fixture that has the ability to define this season for the Red Devils, Manchester United will face title aspirants Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Looking at the stakes for both sides in this game, this fixture has all the traits to be a Premier League classic.
Last time both sides met in the Premier League, was on the opening day of this season. Spurs looked rusty in that fixture as Manchester United went away with a 1-0 win.
However, as evident from the positions that both teams hold in the Premier League now, the home side would be looking to avenge that early season defeat.
On the injury front, there is no respite for the away side. With Wayne Rooney still missing along with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Adnan Januzaj, Louis Van Gaal might stick with the same Starting XI that downed Everton last weekend.
Anthony Martial would undoubtedly be the trump card for Manchester United in this fixture. The Frenchman has justified his lofty price tag with a series of wonderful performances and it would take nothing less than his best to down a high-flying Spurs side on Sunday.
While their title charge has grown a bit cold in the last few weeks – with 11 points in their last 6 games, Spurs still hold the ability to pressure Manchester United.
Harry Kane holds the key as it will be his performance that would be a stern test of credentials of the Manchester United defenders. The English striker has scored 22-goals this season with 10 of those coming in the last 10 fixtures.
In fact, the last time Kane’s name wasn’t on the scoresheet was at the start of March. Thus, while he was unable to make any impact in that early season defeat at Old Trafford, Harry Kane would be the biggest threat for Manchester United in this fixture.
Here is the Probable Manchester United lineup to face Tottenham …