Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United

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Think Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho will be fired up for this one? The polarizing Portugese returns to Old Trafford, for the first time as an opponent, Wednesday night when Spurs visit Manchester United. Just a couple weeks ago, this looked like little more than a blah match-up between two overpaid, under-achieving big six sides holding out faint hopes of getting back into Europe, some how, some way.

Now it’s a revenge match for one of football’s most intriguing and entertaining figures, and that narrative cannot be over-appreciated this season, with the Premier League title chase almost decided already.

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It’s very early, but at this point it looks like Mourinho is a much better fit for Spurs, given where they are right now, than he was for United, during the juncture with which he served at Old Trafford. We’ll see though, if/when he reaches his “third season syndrome” at White Hart Lane.

That all said let’s take a look at who Mourinho may start in midweek in a quest to make it four wins in four at Spurs; and to inflict more pain upon his former employer.

Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

        Kane

Son      Alli       Moura

     Dier     Ndombele

        Sanchez        Alderweireld   Vertonghen     Aurier

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Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur FYIs

Team News for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions:  Tottenham Hotspur   Manchester United

Kickoff: 7:30 BST, Dec. 3, Old Trafford

Google Result Probability: Manchester United win 34%, Draw 29%, Sheffield United win 37%

Form Guide: Tottenham-  WWDDL  Manchester United- DDWLW

Series history: 91 Manchester United wins 48 Draws 52 Tottenham Hotspur wins

Odds via Betfair Exchange: Manchester United win 15/8, Draw 5/2, Aston Villa 13/8

Prediction: Manchester United 2, Tottenham 2

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  1. Don’t agree with your back line. Alderweireld has played at Right Back for Belgium and Vertonghen has played Left Back for both club and country so personally I feel Toby would be better suited at a right sided CB with Sanchez to his left and Super Jan as Left back (remember his goal and assist in Champions League when he was deployed as LB? Also, I’d move Dier out for either Sissoko or Wanyama. Dier has been woeful for a long time but Jose does seem to like him.

  2. Charles Crawford says

    Google Result Probability: Manchester United win 34%, Draw 29%, Sheffield United win 37%

    Try harder! Focus!

  3. Anybody who has watched Spurs for the last two Seasons, who would not have Sissoko as one of the first 5 automatic starting names on the sheet is just football blind. If Mourinho persists with playing Dier the way that Poch did with Eriksen we are only slightly better off with Jose. We still will be playing with ten men. Sometimes you have to put personal likes aside. Playing Eriksen all the time cost Poch his job. And not making substitutions early enough during a match

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