The match that completes game week 3 of the 2018/2019 Premier League Season pitches Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United against Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur have a 100% Win ratio in the Season so far but Manchester United at Old Trafford has always been an herculean task for the North London Club.
The last time Tottenham Hotspur scored at Old Trafford was in 2014.
The good news for Tottenham is that Harry Kane has finally broken his August barren duck, scoring a goal in August in his 15th attempt.
For Manchester United and Mourinho, the heat is on, the media are ready for any further slip from his team following a shocking 3-2 loss to Brighton last time out.
Manchester United can look to their massive record against Tottenham Hotspur at this crucial period for inspiration.
Only a win will do for Manchester United.
Chelsea and Liverpool are already on 9 points and Mourinho’s side are playing catch up too early.
Spurs have lost more league games at Old Trafford (21) than any club has lost at any away venue in Premier League history
Tottenham’s last win at Old Trafford came on New Year’s Day 2014, when Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen scored in a 2-1.
Tottenham have won just two of their 26 league visits to the Theatre of Dreams since 1992.
United have won 10 of the past 12 fixtures.
Tottenham haven’t scored a Premier League goal at Old Trafford since that Eriksen strike in 2014.
Tottenham have failed to find the net in 17 of their last 24 Premier League visits
Under Mauricio Pochettino away to the big six.
Tottenham have won just two of their 20 Premier League games away to Big Six sides (D7 L11).
Man Utd have Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia and Alexis Sanchez back in training but Jose Mourinho is yet to decide if they can play.
Diogo Dalot (knee) has also fully trained for the first time since joining United but Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero remain out due to injury.
For Spurs, Victor Wanyama is recovering from a knee problem and is likely to remain sidelined with Juan Foyth (thigh).
Son Heung-min is also unavailable while he represents South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games
Head to Head in the Premier League:
Matches played 55
Manchester United wins 33
Spurs wins 8
Old Trafford awaits the biggest names in the Premier League on Monday night football.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli, De Gea, Paul Pogba and a host of other stars will be set to ignite Old Trafford for this encounter rich in history.
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