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Manchester United will be looking to rebound from their humiliating home loss to Liverpool when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the late kickoff on Saturday.

Last Sunday, the Red Devils were defeated 5-0 at home by their bitter rivals in the Premier League while they’ve won just four of their last 10 matches across all competitions,  Spurs were also defeated on the same day, losing 1-0 at the home of West Ham United.

Spurs beat Burnley 1-0 in the EFL Cup in midweek, but only after consecutive 1-0 defeats to West Ham and Vitesse, with Nuno Espirito Santo still searching for an attacking formula at present.

Tottenham vs Manchester United is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday October 30, 2021.

The match will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

 

Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo gives instructions to his players on October 24, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo gives instructions to his players on October 24, 2021

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Team News

Tottenham will be without Ryan Sessegnon again owing to a long-term hamstring ailment, while Bryan Gil is doubtful after suffering a thigh injury against Burnley in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

Nuno has no additional injury concerns at this time, and the manager may choose to pitch the same lineup that faced West Ham last weekend.

Kane and Son Heung-min will almost certainly start in the final third of the field, while Lucas Moura and Tanguy Ndombele should also start from the start, with Oliver Skipp in midfield.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pictured on October 16, 2021
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pictured on October 16, 2021

Man United, on the other hand, will be without Paul Pogba due to suspension after the France international was sent off after coming on as a substitute against Liverpool.

The Red Devils will be buoyed by the return of Raphael Varane, who has recovered from a groin ailment and might return to the starting lineup on Saturday.

Both Anthony Martial and Amad Diallo will aim to be included in the team after recovering from injuries in time for the match.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Head to head (h2h) history and results

Premier League era

Tottenham wins: 10

Draws: 12

Man United wins: 36

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Emerson, Romero, Dier, Reguilon; Skipp, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Ndombele, Son; Kane

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo

Opta stats

  • Tottenham have lost more Premier League games against Manchester United than they have versus any other side in the competition (36).
  • After a six-game winless run away to Tottenham in the Premier League (D3 L3), Manchester United have won two of their last three visits to Spurs in the competition (D1).
  • Just one of the last six Premier League matches between Tottenham and Manchester United have been won by the home side, with Manchester United winning 2-1 at Old Trafford in December 2019.
  • Manchester United have lost three of their last four Premier League matches (D1), as many as in their previous 37 league games (W23 D11). The Red Devils have not lost three Premier League games in a row since December 2015 under Louis van Gaal.
  • Manchester United’s record 29-game away unbeaten run in the Premier League ended in their last match on the road against Leicester. They last lost consecutive away games in the competition in the two matches that preceded their unbeaten run – against Arsenal and Liverpool in January 2020.
  • Nuno Espírito Santo has lost four of his first nine Premier League matches as Spurs manager (W5) – the only manager to lose more than four of his first 10 Premier League games in charge of Tottenham was Christian Gross in 1997-98, who lost five.
  • Manchester United have conceded 10 Premier League goals this October, more than any other side. They have only conceded more than 10 in two calendar months, shipping 11 in October 1996 and December 2018. They have also conceded 4+ goals in their last two league games (2-4 vs Leicester, 0-5 vs Liverpool), last doing so in more consecutive league games in December 1961 (three in a row).
  • Tottenham’s Son Heung-min had a hand in four goals in his two games against Manchester United last season (3 goals, 1assist), having failed to register a single goal involvement in his first eight appearances against the Red Devils.
  • Mason Greenwood has scored five goals in his last seven away Premier League appearances and nine overall on the road for Manchester United – at 20 years and 29 days on the day of this game, he could become the youngest player to score 10 away Premier League goals since Wayne Rooney (19y 21d) in November 2004, with Rooney scoring his 10th goal away at Newcastle for Manchester United.
  • After netting three goals in his first two Premier League appearances for Man Utd this season, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t scored in any of his last four league matches, his worst run since November 2017 for Real Madrid (also four in a row). He hasn’t gone five in a row without a goal since a run of nine for the Red Devils between November 2008 and January 2009.