Jose Mourinho embarrassed his former club on his return to Old Trafford earlier this season, with braces from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son helping to inflict United’s joint-heaviest Premier League loss.
Fast forward six months and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United – losers of only one of their last 24 top-flight games – are primed to finish as runners-up to dominant rivals Manchester City in a one-horse title race as well as having one foot in the Europa League semi-finals, while Spurs are embroiled in a fierce, crowded fight for the top four.
Tottenham’s defensive fragilities were further exposed in a frustrating draw at relegation battling Newcastle last weekend, while United responded to their FA Cup quarter-final exit at Leicester with a comeback win over Brighton and comfortable Europa League triumph versus Granada.
Date, time and venue
Tottenham vs Manchester United is scheduled for a 4:30pm BST kick-off today – Sunday, April 11, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
How to watch Tottenham vs Man Utd
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with dedicated coverage beginning at 4pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Tottenham vs Man Utd team news
Tottenham remain without full-backs Matt Doherty and Ben Davies, who are still sidelined with muscle and ankle problems respectively.
It remains to be seen if fellow defenders Toby Alderweireld and Serge Aurier will be recalled, with Mourinho’s explanation for the former’s absence at Newcastle causing confusion.
Tottenham predicted XI: Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso; Lucas, Kane, Son.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer thinks Marcus Rashford will be fit for Sunday, with the England forward having scored and played 65 minutes against Granada following a lingering foot issue.
Luke Shaw is also expected to play after being substituted at half-time in Spain as a precaution, while Paul Pogba should similarly be fit after a small problem and Alex Telles and Juan Mata both returned to training earlier this week.
However, United remain without Anthony Martial (knee) and Eric Bailly (Covid-19) as well as long-term absentee Phil Jones.
Man Utd predicted XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba, McTominay; Fernandes; Greenwood, Rashford
Tottenham vs Man Utd prediction
Tottenham have won each of their last five home matches, but expert travellers United have gone a club-record 22 away league games unbeaten – a formidable record.
Spurs are well capable of sealing a first league double over the Red Devils since 1990, though their recent record against top-six teams is not good.
Familiar defensive struggles ended up costing them again at St James’ Park and it would not be a shock to see a repeat of that there.
This could go either way, but we’ll opt for a tense, low-scoring draw.
Tottenham vs Man Utd head to head (h2h) results
Last meeting: Man United 1-6 Tottenham (04/10/2020)
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