On Matchday 4 of the Premier League, Jose Mourinho will return to Old Trafford when his Tottenham Hotspur side face Manchester United on Sunday. The Red Devils go into the game after successive wins over Brighton in the past week, while the Spurs have coped well with a particularly relentless schedule so far in their campaign.
Undoubtedly, there was drama, controversy and excitement in the last weekend and the two clubs were at the epicenter of it all. Since this clash will be a big headliner for this weekend, with Mourinho returning to his former club, expect a thrilling contest as the Red Devils welcome the Spurs for a tight game.
When is the Manchester United game?
Event: 2020-21 English Premier League
Game: Manchester United VS Tottenham Hotspur
Date: Sunday, 4th October
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
TV Channel, Live Coverage and Online Streaming
In the UK, Sky Sports and BT Sport together hold the keys to the Premier League once again this season and Amazon Prime will also stream some of the games.
DAZN is the sole holder of rights to broadcast live Premier League matches this season in Canada and it shows every single match.
NBC is the official US broadcaster for the 2020-21 Premier League season and its shows every match between linear TV coverage.
Optus Sports has a 3-year deal with the Premier League and it has exclusive rights to show all the 380 fixtures live.
Spark Sport has the rights to broadcast the EPL in New Zealand again for the 2020-21 season.
Star Sports subscribers in India are once again among the folks who can watch the 2020-21 Premier League season live – either via the Star Sports TV channels or by getting a Disney+ Hotstar Premium streaming subscription.
According to bet365, the betting odd of Manchester United VS Tottenham Hotspur match is fixed as:
Manchester United– 1.85
Tottenham Hotspur – 4.00
Draw – 3.80
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Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw
Midfielders: Pogba, Matic, Greenwood, Fernandes
Attackers: Rashford, Martial
Defenders: Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Davies
Midfielders: Hojbjerg, Winks, Lucas, Alli, Bergwijn
Despite their slow start to the season, the Red Devils sealed an unforgettable 3-2 win at Brighton with Bruno Fernandes’ 100th minute penalty. Meanwhile, the Spurs suffered with a lack of form as Eric Dier was harshly penalised for handball allowing Newcastle to rescue a point from their last game.
Both contests have made a strong impact and will live long in their memories, yet both sides have also been burdened with relentless fixture schedules. Especially this clash will be tough for Mourinho’s, who travel to Old Trafford after a brutal week which will see them play 4 times in 3 different competitions.
But that does not mean that the Red Devils will have a easy win as the Spurs have made a handful of worthy contracts in the transfer window. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, they have stuck with their only signing of van De Beek as the coach feels confident with his usual lineup for the season.
Head to Head
Of the 35 previous encounters between them, Manchester United hold the clear advantage after having won 22 times, losing 6 and drawing 7. The Red Devils have dominated this meeting in the Premier League era and they will enter this clash with lots of confidence considering that this is played at their home.
Anyways in their last 16 league ties at Old Trafford, United and Spurs have both won 6 apiece with 4 draws and 2 victories for Tottenham. But still, an away win to United is a rare occurrence and with only few of the new recruits available to play, the Spurs are at high pressure.
Therefore, huge responsibilities lie at the hands of Mourinho, who could literally change the game around with his tactics on the field. But Solskjaer’s men are unbeaten in the last 3 meetings including a 2-1 triumph in the corresponding fixture last season.
Solskjaer VS Mourinho
Since there’s a lot of commotion for the Old Trafford outfit, the Sunday’s game comes the day before the end of a transfer window. Though huge amounts were promised, but the club has so far delivered only Donny van de Beek. But they won’t lose hope as United have now won each of their last 3 games across all competitions, scoring 9 goals in the process.
A crucial win for the hosts as it will be the first Old Trafford triumph since July and would certainly set the Red Devils for a great start. The 20-time champions are in for a difficult run of fixtures which sees them face Chelsea, Arsenal and in-form Everton in 3 of their next 4 after this.
But this game could teach us a lot about both teams’ chances of qualifying for the Champions League this season. As they will make all possible efforts to take early points off one of their fellow top 4 teams so that either the Spurs or the Red Devils can have their fair chance of correcting their mistake from last season.
It really is a match that could go either way, but there is still a huge confusion over Manchester United’s defense. As for the Spurs, even if Son misses out this game they still possess the firepower to exploit the hosts.
But the hosts have scored continuously in 15 Premier League matches, which is the longest current run in the division. Anyways, on the basis of what we have seen so far this season the Spurs will try and lead their attack but the result is purely based on the hosts’ counterattacking strategy.
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