United vs Tottenham: FA Cup Semifinal Preview, Prediction, Team News

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Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, their temporary home for the season, in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims that being in Wembley will not be a home field advantage, but I guess we’ll just have to see if he’s right about that or not.

Both teams come into this match looking to get to the final and then secure their first trophy of the season. For all four semifinalists, it is the last remaining opportunity for a trophy this season.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham (FA Cup Semifinal)

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Heading into last night’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claimed that the midweek league clash would be an open tryout of sorts for the FA Cup semifinal versus Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

Don’t buy it; Mourinho will select his best team possible this weekend. He was always going to pick the best XI, regardless of who did what versus the Cherries. While there is reason to doubt the veracity of that Mourinho commentary, what he said after the match was definitely honest and spot on.

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Liverpool Winger Mohamed Salah Leads PFA Team of the year

Liverpool Winger Mohamed Salah is the favorite to win the PFA Player of the Year award, and later this month the winner will be announced. The Egyptian magician on the pitch did win one honor today however, as he was named to the PFA Team of the Year.

Joining him on the team today are four of the other five players named to the PFA POY short list: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, and Manchester City duo- Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.

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Man United vs Liverpool at Michigan; Full ICC Schedule Announced

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It was officially announced moments ago that Manchester United and Liverpool will take their bitter rivalry to the Big House this summer. This huge match-up was reported weeks ago, but the date was not revealed until just now- Saturday, July 28, 2018, 5:00 pm at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

America’s largest capacity stadium, second in the world behind only Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, hosted United and Real Madrid in 2014. That event remains the highest attended (109,318 fans) soccer match on U.S. soil in history. In 2016, Madrid took on Chelsea, at that clash was the second highest attended (105,826) fans soccer game in American history and the highest in Chelsea history.

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Liverpool Players Make Jokes About Harry Kane Claiming Goals

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Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane are locked in a fierce battle for the Golden Boot, and this week we saw that competition get taken to another dimension.

Tottenham successfully lobbied the Football Association to have a Christian Eriksen goal credited to Harry Kane, who was publicly stumping very hard for the idea that he did in fact get the final touch on the goal in question. This development seemingly surprised Salah, when he heard about it in midweek. Following a 3-0 win over Bournemouth today, Salah’s teammates James Milner and Jordan Henderson had some fun at Kane’s expense.

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Marcus Rashford Lands on PFA Young Player of the Year Short List

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford may be linked in transfer rumors, and struggling for regular first team appearances, but he’s still a finalist for PFA Young Player of the Year. The Manchester native was joined on the short list, announced Saturday, by Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, and a triad of Manchester City men-

Ederson, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.

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Salah, De Bruyne, De Gea Lead PFA Player of the Year Short List

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah leads the list of six finalists for the PFA Player of the Year Award, which was unveiled on Saturday. Salah is considered the favorite, with his chief competition coming from Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. Two of De Bruyne’s teammates, Leroy Sane and David Silva, also made the short list.

In a show of tremendous class and elite sportsmanship, De Bruyne revealed his vote for Player of the Year, and it was in fact, Mo Salah. If the award doesn’t go to Salah or De Bruyne, the dark horse candidates, rounding out the six man list, are Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

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Guardiola, Pochettino Pressers Previewing Tottenham vs Man City (Videos)

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola addressed the media ahead of Tottenham’s hosting Manchester City tomorrow night. We have videos of both sessions below.

“It is not about one result that we are going to show that we are ready or not ready [to challenge for the title],” Pochettino said in the run-up to this weekend’s headliner fixture.

“We have already shown we are ready to compete. We need to be consistent during the whole season and be the best team like Manchester City are doing today. We need to show ourselves that we can compete.”

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur have not lost in the calendar year of 2018, and the last team to beat them was….yep, you guessed it, Manchester City. Spurs welcome the Premier League Champions in waiting to Wembley Stadium tomorrow night looking to avenge their disastrous 4-1 loss at their house the last time the two sides met.

It’s an all time series that is about as evenly matched as anyone could expect- Spurs have won 60, City have taken 59. The two clubs have also battled to 35 draws. City had the chance to clinch the title last weekend, but failed, as they lost the Manchester Derby 3-2. They now need two more wins to hoist the trophy.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur

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What a difference a couple of weeks can make in world football. This once seemingly invincible 2017-18 Manchester City side has now conceded eight goals in their last three matches; all of which were losses. Last weekend in this same space, City were looking at clinching the Premier League title, in a dream scenario, as it was at home versus the rival team they despise the most.

Now, they’re at least two wins away from the title, although it will still inevitably belong to them, and thus give them a double on the season (EFL Cup). Tomorrow night City ventures to Wembley Stadium to take on a Tottenham Hotspur side that hasn’t lost during 2018. The last team to beat them? Wait for it…Manchester City, by a whopping score of 4-1!

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Tottenham vs Man City Injury Report: Aguero, Stones, Trippier, Winks, Rose

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Manchester City have now lost three matches in a row- both legs of the Champions League quarterfinal tie with Liverpool, and the Manchester derby sandwiched in between. The way that City’s season has transpired, at least up until that point, would have made the idea of three losses in a row, unthinkable.

Now, should the Citizens fall at Wembley Stadium tomorrow night to Tottenham Hotspur, the four losses in a row would mark the worst of manager Pep Guardiola’s career.

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Tottenham Hotspur Announce Return to USA for Preseason Tour

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Tottenham Hotspur announced today that they will be heading to the United States of America once again for their preseason exhibition tour. Specific sites, dates and opponents to follow, but club Chairman Daniel Levy did have this to say:

“This summer’s tour will be the sixth time in nine years that we have toured the US and we are all excited to be returning again later this year. Our following in North America has grown considerably during this time with the number of Official Supporters Clubs alone more than quadrupling.”

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