EPL: Manchester United vs Tottenham Team News and Livestream

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Vick
Sat 12, March, 2022 06:19pm · Web
The Red Devils were clinging onto fourth spot in the table but have now been surpassed by a blistering Arsenal - who also possess three games in hand - but victory for fifth-placed Man United here will see them return to the Champions League spots before the Gunners face Leicester City a day later.

There is also the small matter of the second leg of their Champions League knockout tie with Atletico Madrid to come, but having now failed to win any of their last three in all tournaments, optimism cannot be high among the Old Trafford fanbase right now.

Rangnick's side can take some solace in the fact that they have strung together a four-match unbeaten streak at home in the Premier League - conceding only one goal in that stretch - but that may count for nought against a man with Alan Shearer's record in his sights.

Antonio Conte is the name, inconsistency is the game. The Premier League and Serie A-winning coach has overseen a batch of impressive as well as dismal results in North London, but his side needed no second invitation to sweep aside Everton last time out.

In a very welcome sight for all Tottenham supporters, Harry Kane surpassed Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in the all-time Premier League goalscoring charts with his 175th and 176th strikes in the competition, while Son Heung-min, Sergio Reguilon and a Michael Keane own goal also contributed to a 5-0 Spurs romping.

Conte's side have reignited their pursuit of a top-four place after claiming emphatic back-to-back Premier League wins - also putting four past Leeds - and Spurs could rise back into the top four with a win at Old Trafford, but they would need to do so by a five-goal margin.

Of course, Spurs have recent experience in prevailing on the Manchester turf, and they have made a habit of winning one then losing one away from home since the turn of the year, which bodes well for them after defeat to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup earlier this month.

Man United stormed to a 3-0 win on Spurs' turf in a game that cost Nuno Espirito Santo his job earlier in the season, but Jose Mourinho embarrassed his former club with a 6-1 victory at Old Trafford last term, and Tottenham's recent hot streak in front of goal means that such an astonishing scoreline is not entirely beyond the realm of possibility here.

Confirmed Man United team
Confirmed Man United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Telles; Matic, Fred, Pogba; Sancho, Ronaldo, Rashford

Subs: Henderson, Bailey, Jones, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Mata, Elanga, Cavani

Confirmed Tottenham team
Confirmed Spurs XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

Subs: Gollini, Rodon, Sanchez, Emerson, White, Winks, Bergwijn, Lucas. Scarlett.

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