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Manchester United will look to take a huge step towards cementing a top four finish if they can claim revenge against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were embarrassed by Spurs early in the season as the ten men collapsed to a 6-1 defeat in October, but the two teams have since had contrasting seasons with United climbing to second with Jose Mourinho’s side falling away from the top of the table and out of the European places.

A win for Mourinho against his old side would push Spurs back into Champions League contention. Exactly what the North London outfit would be demanding with not only the manager under threat but the potential demands of Harry Kane to play Champions League football next season. After a late Joe Willock equaliser saw Spurs drop two points against Newcastle on the weekend this could prove a pivotal game in Spurs’ season.

Solskjaer’s side come into this off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win in the Europa League against Granada and will be looking to make it a perfect week with victory against Brighton last weekend. After Manchester City home defeat to Leeds United on Saturday, United will look to push their City rivals all the way for the title with two games in hand on the Citizens.

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Spurs will be without Matt Doherty and Ben Davies which won’t phase many fans after their poor performances this season. Serge Aurier and Toby Alderweireld are both back after missing the Newcastle game.

Anthony Martial remains out for United and could miss most of the remainder of the season. Eric Bailly is out after a positive Coronavirus test last week. Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are all nursing injuries after the mid-week game, but all are expecting to play. Dean Henderson could continue as Solskjaer’s number one in the league after David De Gea came back in against Granada.

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May 2024