Manchester United v Spurs match preview
Manchester United host Tottenham tonight and it is the return of Jose Mourinho to his old club for the first time since they fired him a year ago. Since Mourinho has taken charge at Spurs he has led them to three straight wins and moved them up the table to 5th before the start of the game week. It has not been classic Jose where he has come and improved the defense and keeping clean sheets. His team have actually been very offensive-minded and scored 10 goals in his first three games. Dele Alli has had a resurgence in form and Mourinho seems to have brought back his confidence. However, defensively they need to improve as they have conceded six goals as well in those three games and have given up 3-0 leads twice. This will come through time as Mourinho implements his ideas.
United have been pretty poor this season and have only managed to win four matches in the Premier League so far and started the game week in 9th place. Now that Pochettino has been fired by Spurs and if available OLG will be feeling the pressure even more as United have been fond admirers of the Argentinian for many years. Even though they drew 2-2 on the weekend to Aston Villa Solskjaer still seemed upbeat in his post-match interview and did not seem like a man under pressure. This will be a big test for him and his side though, because if they can win then it will send out a message, however, if they lose then the United hierarchy might decide it’s time for a change.
It will be an exciting game with Mourinho’s old players wanting to get one over him and show that they are better without him, with his new players wanting to prove to him that they are good enough for his team. However, Spurs are picking up a bit of momentum now and could come away with an away win which could be the beginning of the end of Solskjaer.
Predicted result- Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham.