Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Spurs v Manchester United - Match Preview and Predictions

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed who lead his line in the coming matches
Kristopher Love | 12 January, 2019, 07:06

Kane has found the net in each of his last six matches while his latest strike - a penalty in the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final first leg win over Chelsea - moved him to fourth on the list of Spurs' top goalscorers of all time.

Four of those came against sides now in the bottom half of the table, while the other was over Championship strugglers Reading in the FA Cup third round last time out.

Manchester United head into this weekend's round of fixtures in sixth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and break back into the top four.

Going into the weekend, the news cycle around Old Trafford has not churned out any sensational headlines, but it is still turning and we've made sure you're up to date ahead of the big match this weekend...

Pochettino revealed that he and Tottenham goalkeeper coach Toni Jimenez cheered Solskjaer's dramatic Champions League-winning goal for United against Bayern Munich from inside the Nou Camp in 1999.

"We just keep working every single day on improving the team here". We are football people.

"If he can be tactically aware, get good performances and results against the big boys, I don't see any reason why he shouldn't get the job".

"On Sunday we're going to meet at Wembley when, 20 years ago, I was shouting for a goal that he scored for Manchester United".

Paul Pogba's form has mirrored that of United under Solskjaer, the World Cup victor netting four goals and adding three assists in his four games since Jose Mourinho left the club, but Pochettino warned against the dangers of focusing too much on one individual.

"We've beaten them the last three times at home in the Premier League - twice at White Hart Lane and once at Wembley", said Pochettino.

"Like last Tuesday it was [Eden] Hazard, and now Pogba".

"I think all the fans of Manchester United, and of course for the players and for the staff, to have a person (like him) involved is a massive impact", he said.

"Of course they are special players".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Marcus Rashford that he will be Manchester United's main striker for the rest of the season.

"Of course, when you're a manager or coach you can not be focused on all the rumours". If we're talking about extending a contract or giving more money, you need to be careful.