Manchester United (MUN) will look to return to winning ways when they lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur (TOT) in Gameweek 10 of Premier League 2021-22 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday, October 30. The match will kick off at 10:00 PM IST.
The Red Devils head into the Tottenham fixture under immense pressure after suffering a humiliating 0-5 defeat against arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Furthermore, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s job is under threat after managing just a solitary win in their last five Premier League matches. With 14 points from nine matches, Manchester United are currently placed seventh in the standings and are eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.
On the other hand, Tottenham have also been inconsistent in the ongoing edition of the Premier League. Under new manager Nuno Espírito Santo, the Lilywhites have won five and lost four matches in PL 2021-22 so far. Spurs are currently placed sixth in the standings and are one point ahead of United.
TOT vs MUN Dream11 Prediction
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have faced each other 195 times so far, with the Red Devils holding the upper hand, winning 92 matches while Spurs have secured 53 victories and 50 matches have ended in draws. Going by recent form, it is difficult to predict a clear winner although home advantage might just be enough for Spurs to shade the contest.
TOT vs MUN Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 10 goals against Tottenham - his most against any English opposition. He has netted six for United while another four for Real Madrid against Spurs. Since making a return to the Premier League, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has already scored five goals for United in all competitions so far and is likely to trouble the shaky Tottenham defence on Saturday.
Top tip: Best midfielder
In midfield, Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg pips the likes of Scott McTominay, Fred of Manchester United and his teammate Oliver Skipp. The 26-year-old Danish international has featured in all nine matches for Spurs in the Premier League and has netted one goal and assisted once so far. He will play an important role for the hosts if they want to bag maximum points from the match.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
While both Tottenham and United’s defences have been shaky, conceding 13 and 15 goals respectively, one must pick Spurs left-back Sergio Reguilon in your fantasy team. Since his move from Sevilla to Tottenham, Reguilon has been impressive including bagging a goal in their 6-1 win over Manchester United last season.
Among goalkeepers, Manchester United’s David de Gea will be the preferred choice over Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur. The 30-year-old Spanish custodian has been in good form for United and has also made some incredible saves in recent matches in the Premier League.
TOT vs MUN probable playing XI
TOT probable XI (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (captain and goalkeeper); Sergio Reguilon, Eric Dier, Christian Romero, Emerson Royal; Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojberg; Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele; Harry Kane
MUN probable XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea (goalkeeper); Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire (captain), Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Scott McTominay, Fred; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo
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