Manchester United will host Tottenham in a crucial game in the race to be the top spot on Saturday.
Ralf Rangnick’s team had been for eight games without a loss prior to the defeat last weekend at the hands of Manchester City, however, the way they played in the loss in the Etihad Stadium has seen despair take over Old Trafford once more.
While Rangnick has led improvements in certain aspects, United’s goals of a fourth-place finish have diminished in recent months. Even though they Red Devils are just one point away from winning the last Champions League qualification spot at this point, they’ve been in three games more as Arsenal.
Tottenham The club, who are expected to overtake United by winning this weekend they have played two less games than their opponents. Rangnick knows that his team can’t afford to lose too many more points if they want in the running to play in the Champions League.
If they fail to do this, it is a major disappointment. United finished second against Manchester City last term and then went on the market to buy Cristiano Ronaldo Jadon Sanchez and the Raphael Vrane. United’s squad is among the most powerful across Europe in theory, however United continue to lie to fool.
Spurs prepared for the game with a 5-0 demolition of Everton on Monday night. This was nine points off the previous 12 points available, leaving Tottenham only three points out of the top four.
Antonio Conte’s team has been plagued by inconsistent performances since his arrival since taking over, and it’s still too early to tell if Spurs have turned a new direction. However their performance in recent wins over Manchester City, Leeds and Everton have been extremely impressive. Similar performances in the upcoming game at Old Trafford could see Tottenham reduce the gap to Arsenal at least temporarily.
United will have Cristiano Ronaldo back however, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw are not available.
Tottenham cannot draw on Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga.
The kick-off time is 5.30pm GMTon Saturday, 12 March The game kicks off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 12 March. UK viewers can catch the action in real-time via Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Check out the following other international broadcast options.