English Premier League | Tottenham vs Manchester United: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Solskjaer on difficult week and Ferguson visit

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has spoken about his difficult week after the side lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool, how he’s been preparing for his side’s visit to Spurs as well as a visit from Sir Alex Ferguson at Carrington training ground.

Tottenham vs Manchester United: Line-ups


Manchester United

Red Devils Need to Bounce Back


In many ways, it has been a strange start to the season for the North London outfit, who have won five and lost four of their nine league games to collect 15 points, which has left them in sixth position, two points from fourth-placed West Ham United and one spot and indeed one position above their opponents on Saturday.


Spurs have found it difficult to show consistency this term, but they did manage to record important league wins over Aston Villa and Newcastle United before the one-goal reverse at West Ham, and the fact that the capital outfit are sixth at this stage must be taken as a positive.


The Red Devils sit top of their Champions League group despite three underwhelming performances in Europe this term, but they have now lost three of their last four league matches – collecting just a single point in the process – which has seen them drop down to seventh position in the table.


The 20-time English champions have collected just 14 points from their nine matches and are now eight points behind division leaders Chelsea, while they have conceded 15 times, with only Leeds United, Watford, Newcastle United and Norwich City shipping more after nine games of the 2021-22 Premier League season.


Man United lost their long unbeaten away league record against Leicester on October 16, but they have enjoyed themselves against Tottenham in the past, winning 36 of their previous 58 Premier League games, suffering just 10 defeats in the process.

DPP Verdict

Man United must respond from the Liverpool defeat, and we just have a feeling that the Red Devils will shade this contest. Tottenham have also had their issues this season, and the events over the last week should act as strong inspiration for the visitors, who could bounce back with a huge result in London.