Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Predicted Lineup
Manchester United is set to travel to Hotspur stadium to take on Tottenham this weekend, as the game will decide the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nuno Espirito Santo.
On this occasion, Sportco provides a preview of the predicted lineup of both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
United will come into this game on the back of a 5-0 humiliating defeat over Liverpool. The Norwegian manager is under immense pressure after collecting one point from the last four games.
The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte are linked to United’s job if the Red Devils show exit gate to Solskjaer. Ole will have to turn the table around in this north London derby or else he might find himself out of a job very soon.
While Nuno Santos is on the same line as well, the team has yielded a dull performance in every game and suffered also back-to-back 1-0 defeats against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League and rivals West Ham in the Premier League respectively. Now let's look at the predicted lineup for the match between Tottenham vs Manchester United.
Tottenham vs Manchester United: Predicted Lineup
Tottenham probable lineup- (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris, Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilón, Oliver Skipp, Pierre Emil Højbjerg, Lucas Moura, Tanguy NDombèlé, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane.
Manchester United probable lineup- (4-2-3-1): David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Solskjaer has implemented different line-ups in many games. Over the past few matches, players have faced a formation conundrum, as the team is lacking balance in the matches. With Ronaldo’s lack of pressing in the games left United short defensively.
Many pundits pointed out that Pogba, Bruno, and Sancho have failed as a creative force in midfield. In the last four games, Solskjaer has implemented the 4-2-3-1 formation, but the players failed to execute the strategy.
Nuno Espirito Santo has been criticized for his defensive mentality; he has also faced backlash for late substitution.
The former Wolves manager has rotated his formations from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1, and neither of them has worked precisely. The team is far from being a potent side in the Premier League and has no clear identity.
In 4-3-3 formation the club have no particular player in midfield to work it around, however, in the 4-2-3-1 line-up Nuno has failed to bring free-flowing, attacking, and entertaining football and the pressure is already mounting on the gaffer.
Tottenham vs Manchester United: Prediction
Both the teams have quality players at their disposal and this will be an intense battle between both the teams.
Ole hasn’t used his tactics in the most intelligent way and will have to use a pragmatic approach to get an effective result. The return of Varane will be a positive point for the United’s defense, as they will be playing the most important game this weekend.
This could be the match for the Spurs to return to winning ways, hopefully, Nuno will find a way to outclass United’s team.
However, Sportco predicts this will be a tough clash, with Man United edging it out by the odd goal.