Manchester United will look to extend their winning run to six games when they take the trip to third-placed Tottenham on Sunday night. A win for the hosts would see them move, albeit temporarily, back into second place, putting them within six points of league leaders, Liverpool, who bagged a hard-fought win at Brighton on Saturday.
Here are three things to look forward to as Tottenham host United in the Premier League.
3. Tottenham’s Fine Form
Despite not signing a single player in the summer transfer window, Tottenham have fared superbly in the Premier League, so far. Sitting in third, the Londoners have produced some fantastic performances over the course of the season and will look to produce something special, tonight, as well.
Spurs have kicked off 2019 in the best possible way, scoring 11 goals and keeping clean sheets in all three of their matches this season. Overall, they have won 15 of their last 18 outings in all competitions and are being heavily favoured to improve their tally against United at Wembley.
2. United’s Resurgence
Since Jose Mourinho’s dismissal, Manchester United really seem to have turned the corner. Interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has brought their groove back, making them play an exciting brand of attacking football.
The Norwegian has started to bring the best out of United’s biggest stars, which has boosted United’s productivity in front of goal. The Red Devils have scored 16 goals in their last five outings, conceding just three. It has been a brilliant spell for Solskjaer, so far, but all could come crashing down if he fails to deliver in his first real test of the season.
1. An Audition at Wembley?
Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s explosive start, United have decided to keep their options open and not propose a contract extension so early in the Norwegian’s reign.
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has reportedly emerged at the top of United’s managerial wishlist for next season, putting the Argentine manager at odds with Manchester’s current caretaker manager.
Solskjaer, as expected, has played down the rivalry, saying Sunday’s match should only be focused on the players, but deep down, he must know how important tonight’s win could turn out to be.