Following a disappointing start to the season, Man United’s hopes to finish within the top four are could be determined this weekend when Mourinho’s side clash against Tottenham at Old Trafford. Will it be make or break for their Champions League ambitions?
Tottenham Hotspurs’ 5-0 thrashing of Swansea City has widened the gap between the Premier League’s top five and the rest, with the fault line of this division falling between Spurs and their opponents this weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s team have drawn four consecutive league matches at Old Trafford, but have only been beaten once on home soil this season. They are tough to break down and with Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking unplayable recently (six goals in his last five games) they are expected to deny Spurs the three points.
United should find the net at least once (they have failed to score in just three of their 23 matches so far under Mourinho). But the same can be said for Spurs. Christian Eriksen was sensational in the destruction of Swansea last weekend, while Harry Kane has overcome his annual August-September slump to score eight goals in his last eight games.