Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games against Spurs for the first time since a run of four between April 2009 and October 2010.
Tottenham have won two of their last three Premier League away games against Manchester United (L1), as many, as they had in their first 26 visits to Old Trafford in the competition (W2 D3 L21). In all competitions, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has won four of his six meetings with Manchester United, most recently winning the FA Cup final 1-0 against them in May 2018. However, the Italian has lost on both of his visits to Old Trafford against the Red Devils.
Ronaldo will be crucial for United to grab all three points. The Portuguese forward has been involved in seven goals in his last five Premier League games against Spurs (4 goals, three assists), both scoring and assisting against them in three different matches in this run.
On Friday afternoon, Ralf Rangnick spoke to the press as he looked ahead to Manchester United’s match with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. He talked about Arsenal and the race to be in the top four. On Arsenal being the favourites to be on top four: “Yeah, but not only us, the same is true with two or three other clubs. They (Arsenal) seem to be in the best possible position but there are still ten games to play. We are fully aware we have to look after ourselves and not drop any more points.”
Manchester United FC: Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani could have a role to play as they have recovered from their respective injuries. The good news is that Raphael Varane too is fit to start after testing negative for Covid-19. Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are not available for the clash.
Tottenham Hotspur FC: Tottenham will have to do without the trio of Ryan Sessegnon, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp. Conte is unlikely to consider many alterations to his XI either way, as a reinvigorated Matt Doherty keeps Emerson Royal out of the team once more.
Predicted Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.
Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Kick-off: Saturday 12 March, 17:30 (GMT)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Referee: Jonathan Moss
VAR: Andre Marriner