Jose Mourinho returns to the Old Trafford this weekend as side Manchester United play host to Tottenham in the Premier League. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 6:30 pm.
The Red Devils head into the match after coming from back to back wins against Brighton in last week’s buildup. Spurs continue with their hectic schedule in the Premier League after qualifying for Europa Football.
The two clubs experienced a bizarre moment with the VAR decision last weekend that got people talking. When adding the Chosen One is making a return to his former club, it is enough drama to settle.
Bruno Fernandez scored a 100th-minute penalty for Red Devils to secure a 3-2 win over Brighton. What was bizarre was not the scoring style but the referee having the sentence after the final whistle due to a handball.
Things were not looking good for Tottenham as the side failed to see off a 1-0 lead over Newcastle last weekend. A controversial handball decision by VAR handed the magpies a penalty that saw the game end in a 1-1 draw courtesy of Callum Wilson.
It has been an unforgiving schedule of fixtures for Mourinho. The side went on to edge out Chelsea from the EFL Cup due to penalties. The North London club made the Europa league states after a thrilling 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa.
Manchester United vs. Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides have 35 games against each other, with Man United with 22 wins while Tottenham with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 0-3 Man United
Brighton 2-3 Man United
Luton Town 0-3 Man United
Man United 1-3 Crystal Palace
Tottenham 7-2 Maccabi Haifa
Hotspurs 1-1 Chelsea
Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle United
KF Shkendija 1-3 Tottenham
Manchester United Team News
After picking an ankle injury last weekend against Brighton, Harry Maguire might miss out on the weekend’s schedule. The only injury concerns for Ole Gunnar include Phil Jones and Tuanzebe. Despite numerous buildup changes to the EFL Cup, we expect Gunnar to maintain the same starting XI.
Tottenham Team News
Despite picking a hamstring injury last weekend, Mourinho expects Son to be fully fit to take on his former club. With rumors of freezing out Delle Alli, Mourinho might hand the England international a starting lineup.
Prediction and Odds
The match could go either way with the main point of inquiry: the defenses for both sides this weekend.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5