Manchester United are keen to return to winning ways after a stalemate away to Liverpool and a shock loss to Huddersfield Town last weekend.
The loss for the Red Devils was their first in all competitions this season and they will want to right the wrong and affirm that it was just a bad day at the office last weekend.
Jose Mourinho did not hide his disappointment at how his players fared last weekend and it is expected that they will all come to the party in Saturday’s early kickoff.
As for Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino’s team make the trip to the North-West looking to move clear of United in the standings and reduce the gap on leaders Manchester City to two points.
It might be a difficult hurdle as Spurs have lost 20 of their last 25 Premier League away visits to Old Trafford.
With Harry Kane already ruled, many waits to see who will lead the quest for goals by the visitors.
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Manchester United XI: De Gea, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Herrera, Matic, Young, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku.
Manchester United substitutes: Romero, Blind, Darmian, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Martial.
Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Son.
Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Vorm, Rose, Sanchez, Trippier, Dembele, Nkoudou, Llorente.
After a minute of silence… Spurs take the Kick off!!
United makes an attempt very early into the game as Young plays a ball down the left for Lukaku, who tries to find Rashford but Lloris cuts it out,
Manchester United have started quite well as Young with the attacking duo of Lukaku and Rashford pressing for the first goal
United almost get the opening goal… Lloris’s clearance is nodded straight to Lukaku in a dangerous position. The Belgian gives it to Rashford, but Alderweireld makes a crucial challenge to slow things down.
BIG SAVE!! Rashford tries a long free-kick but Lloris stretches to make a save.
Spurs – right now – are dominating possession, but they have not been able to do much with it so far.
Sissoko tries a low drive for Spurs but it is easily gathered De gea
Will the fear factor be conquered today… Tottenham have lost more Premier League away games against Man Utd than they have any other side in the competition.
CHANCE!! Alderweireld hits the side-netting with a speculative long-range shot. De Gea once again looked to have it covered.
Power shift at Old Trafford… United were on top in the opening exchanges, but it is Tottenham who are controlling this game now.
Lukaku flagged offside from a pass that came from Young. nothing to cheer about for the Belgian striker so far
Again, Sissoko slices an effort high and wide of United’s goal from the edge of the area
CHANCE!! A rare error from De Gea almost cost United but Sissoko fails to make the most of the chance as he plays the ball way off target despite United goalkeeper being out of position
We have crossed the half-hour mark at Old Trafford and it is still barren
Ashley Young and Delle Ali have heated exchanges
SAVE! Alli almost has a chance from a corner as he rises highest in the area to plant a header towards goal, but his effort is blocked
United have had 46% of possession compared to the away team’s 54%
The fourth official shows only one minute of time to be added
HALFTIME: Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham
Second Half Begins!!
Marcus Rashford gets the ball rolling for United. What Mourinho said to his at half is better imagined. Will they get the job this second half or their winless run will continue
Romelu Lukaku is penalised for pushing Serge Aurier
Young wheels of down the left flank before drilling a low ball into the box which is just too far in front of Rashford, allowing Lloris to collect.
Double change from Tottenham as Fernando Llorente and Mousa Dembele replace Son and Sissoko.
Almost a superb goal Antonio Valencia but his fierce effort from the edge of the box just goes over.
Jose Mourino makes his first change of the game as Mkhitaryan is replaced by Jesse Lingard.
Mourinho makes another change as Rashford is replaced by Anthony Martial.
New entrant Martial tries his luck with a bicycle kick from inside the area, but he doesn’t connect properly.
CHANCE! United finally get their best opportunity Lukaku fires a powerful drive across the face of goal which Lloris does really well to flick away with a strong one-handed save.
First booking goes to United’s Antonio Valencia, the player is asking for a penalty kick to be awarded but instead, he is given a Yellow Card for simulation…
Eriksen blazes a shot from outside the area, but his effort well over.
Another Chance for Spurs, Eriksen improves on his attempt but still not enough. Still Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham
GOAL!!! Anthony Martial breaks the deadlock
Super sub-Martial may have just gotten the winning goal here. Lukaku provides the assist for the Frenchman who gets ahead of the defenders and tucks it past Lloris.
Manchester United have now scored 10 goals in the last 10 minutes of Premier League games this season, accounting for 43% of their total. Patient
As things stand, United will be two points adrift of Man City, whereas Spurs could end the weekend eight points off the leaders. United are on course for another win and clean sheet here at Old Trafford.
Three minutes added time. any coming back for Spurs?
FULL-TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham
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