Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester United
Jose Mourinho will face his former club Manchester United on Friday when his Tottenham Hotspur host the Red Devils in the English capital. For both teams this is going to be a fist game in three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic break. We expect a really competitive game here.
For some reasons, this pandemic came in the right moment for Tottenham. Mourinho had a lot of injured and missing players, but now he can use again two of his best aces – Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. Their inclusion in the squad should make Tottenham much more dangerous than in the weeks before the coronavirus break. We remind you that Spurs won just one point in three matches before the league got stopped.
The big absentee in Tottenham’s team right now is the English international Dele Alli. The attacking midfielder is suspended, so he can’t participate in this derby against United. Right now Spurs are 8th in the league with 41 points, but they could move up with a positive result.
For Manchester United it’s absolutely crucial to finish at least 5th in the Premier League because this would allow them to return to the Champions League. At this moment the Red Devils are 5th with 45 points, just three points behind the 4th Chelsea. But in the same time United are just two points ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United.
Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer is enjoying now the return of Paul Pogba. The French star missed the chunk of this season, but now he could help the team in the most decisive phase of the campaign. It’d be interesting to see how Pogba will play alongside a midfielder like Bruno Fernandes.
That’s our preview for the Premier League derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on Friday. Which one of these two teams will return on the pitch with a win?