Both teams started the season with a defeat, but then they improved the game. MU have won six of their last seven home matches against Tottenham.
Manchester United and Tottenham will meet in the 4th round of the English Premier League. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is taking over as former coach at Old Trafford. As you know, he was replaced at the end of 2018 by current Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United did not start the new season in the best way. In the opening round, Solskjaer’s team was embarrassed at home to Crystal Palace (1: 3), and then came close to losing to Brighton in points. But they managed to win with a penalty in a compensated time (3: 2). The Mancunians were more convincing in the English League Cup, where they defeated Luton and Brighton with the same score (3: 0). So, they reached the ¼-final of the tournament.
In the confrontation with Tottenham, Solskjaer cannot count on Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, and Sergio Romero.
“Spurs” also started the Premier League season with a defeat. But then they won 6 out of 7 matches in all tournaments and only drew in one of them. However, it should also be noted that Tottenham had no strong opponents during this period, except for Chelsea. They were only able to defeat them in a League Cup match on penalties. Earlier in the tournament, Mourinho’s team overcame Leighton’s barrier without a fight. That was considered a technical loss, while in the Europa League, Plovdiv Locomotive (2: 1), Shkendija (3: 1), and Maccabi Haifa (7: 2) were eliminated.
The Portuguese specialist will not really have much hope for Bale against his former club, while the game of Heung Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso is in question.