Manchester United were slightly fortunate to come away with all three points in their Premier League opener against Wolves and will be hoping for a much-improved performance when they lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
It took a late goal from Raphael Varane, as well as a hatful of missed chances from Wolves, for United to secure all three points but will need to produce a much better display in their first home match of the campaign.
New signing Rasmus Hojlund is still not available due to a back injury and so United look likely to stick with a front-three of Antony, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.
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APR 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United
OCT 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham
MAR 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham
OCT 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-3 Manchester United
APR 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United
OCT 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham
JUN 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-1 Manchester United
DEC 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham
JAN 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United
AUG 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham
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Spurs looked bright in their opening game of the season, but were denied all three points in Ange Postecoglou’s first match in charge and held 2-2 by Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.
James Maddison, a new recruit from Leicester City, looked particularly impressive – and assisted both goals – but it was not enough to secure Spurs maximum points in their opening game.
Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich is obviously a blow, but the early signs are positive that Postecoglou’s passing, progressive philosophy is a better fit for this Spurs squad that the styles of Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho.
I think there was enough within that performance to suggest that Spurs can cope without Kane and, given how flat United looked against Wolves, I fancy the home side to get the victory here which you can back at 9/5 with starsports.bet.
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