Let’s take a look at the team news as Manchester United aim to maintain their top-four position in the Premier League and knock Tottenham Hotspur out of contention. Spurs recently sacked their interim coach, Christian Stellini, after a devastating 6-1 defeat against Newcastle United, less than a month after parting ways with Antonio Conte. Ryan Mason has taken over as a temporary solution until the end of the season.
Despite their efforts to sign Julian Nagelsmann, the home side’s fading top-four aspirations would require a miracle to revive. With two games in hand and six points ahead of Tottenham, Manchester United are currently in fourth place. If the Spurs fails to secure a win on Thursday, they may bid farewell to their Champions League hopes for next season.
Man United’s central defence is facing a shortage of options due to injuries. Phil Jones is out with a knee injury and not registered in the Premier League squad. Donny van de Beek is recovering from a knee injury, while Alejandro Garnacho and Tom Heaton have ankle problems.
Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are unavailable due to injuries, and Scott McTominay is uncertain. Harry Maguire will be available, and there are no players serving suspension. Bruno Fernandes could also miss the showdown with Spurs due to an ankle injury.
Hugo Lloris suffered a serious hip injury against Newcastle United and was replaced at halftime against, joining a list of injured Tottenham players that includes Rodrigo Bentancur, Emerson Royal, Ryan Sessegnon, and Yves Bissouma.
On a positive note, Lucas Moura has completed his three-game suspension. Meanwhile, Clement Lenglet and Ben Davies were fit enough to make the bench last Sunday. However, their fitness level for the match against the Red Devils is uncertain.
Player To Watch Out For – Harry Kane
Harry Kane’s impressive goal-scoring record for Spurs in the Premier League includes 99 goals scored at home, and he could soon become the first player to achieve 100 goals in both home and away matches. Widely recognized as one of the world’s best footballers, Kane is highly skilled both as a striker and playmaker. He possesses exceptional accuracy in front of goal and has the ability to find the back of the net even in difficult situations.
The England captain is also a gifted passer of the ball, with remarkable vision and anticipation, which enables him to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Furthermore, his physical presence and strength on the field make him a dominant force, and his height and heading ability have become notable characteristics of his play.
One of Kane’s most notable skills is his incredible accuracy in front of goal. He has a fantastic ability to place the ball exactly where he wants it and is a master at finding the back of the net. His finishing skills are second to none, and he has an incredible knack for scoring goals in even the most difficult of situations.
Manchester United Form:
Manchester United Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1):
David de Gea (GK); Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB), Victor Lindelof (CB), Luke Shaw (CB), Diogo Dalot (LB); Christian Eriksen (CM), Casemiro (CM); Antony (RW), Marcus Rashford (LW), Wout Weghorst(CAM); Anthony Martial (ST).
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Tottenham 1-2 Manchester United
Following their crushing 6-1 loss against Newcastle, Tottenham’s defensive struggles have become apparent, and they have almost dropped out of contention for the Champions League. Pape Matar Sarr, whose performance in the previous match was below par, is expected to be benched, with Davinson Sanchez likely to replace him.
On the other hand, Manchester United are focused on securing their fourth successive league win as they aim to retain their spot in the top-four of the Premier League.
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