Manchester United need a win as they welcome a Tottenham side who have played three times in three different competitions over the previous week.
A controversial 3-2 win at Brighton last time out was United’s first three-point return of the season and came courtesy of a penalty scored after the full-time whistle had blown.
Spurs were also on the end of a controversial penalty, though not in favour, as Newcastle scrapped a draw last time out in the league.
A defeat for United will start to increase the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the transfer deadline 24 hours later.
Date, time and venue
Manchester United vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: Manchester United vs Tottenham will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
Manchester United predicted XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Tottenham predicted XI: Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele; Son, Kane, Lucas
Prediction: Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham
Manchester United have very much flattered to deceive so far this season, while Tottenham have ground out a number of wins despite an “inhuman” fixture schedule.
Spurs have the better team on paper and should pile the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solsjaer on Sunday.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester United have 92 wins to Tottenham 52 over the years, though share a more even record of late.
United won this fixture last season before the pair drew 1-1 immediately after the return of football following the coronavirus pandemic hiatus.
Betting odds and tips
- Manchester United to win: 10/11
- Tottenham to win: 3/1
- Draw: 11/4
- Harry Kane to score first: 11/5
- Tottenham to win 2-1 to score: 12/1
Odds courtesy of Betfair Exchange. Click here to find out more.
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