Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday night barely a year after he was sacked by Manchester United. Mourinho takes charge of his fourth official match as Tottenham Hotspurs in what will be the ‘Mourinho derby’.
The Portuguese is yet to lose as the new Spurs boss, winning all three matches and scoring 10 goals in the process. His side, however, remains venerable at the back and has not kept a clean sheet since he was appointed, conceding six goals in three games.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar is on the brink of facing the sack if results are anything to go by. The record Champions have won just two of their last five in the league which leaves them in ninth with 18 points, 8 behind Chelsea in fourth.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba remains sidelined with the ankle injury that has kept him out since the end of September.
Fellow midfielder Scott McTominay could feature after three games out with a similar issue, while Nemanja Matic’s fitness will be assessed. Tottenham will be without Erik Lamela and Michel Vorm, who are still battling respective hamstring and calf injuries.
Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies remain long-term absentees for Spurs.
The away side won both Premier League meetings last season. Tottenham have lost 34 Premier League games against Manchester United, more than they have against any other side.
Tottenham have won just one of their seven away matches in this season’s Premier League
Dele Alli has been directly involved in three goals in his last two Premier League games, as many as he had in his final 12 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino.
Both teams are a shambles defensively and have not kept a clean sheet in each of their last five matches in all competitions.
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