Manchester United vs Tottenham preview
Date/Time: September 29, 2012 4:30 PM UTC
Place: Old Trafford ( Manchester )
The Red Devils are back in business of Premier League title race and they are doing very well to regain their title win. Sir Alex Ferguson side is very confident with their previous history with Spurs and home ground performance. Second in the points table doesn’t make any issue because they have played five matches only.
To change their title less name from last term, Ferguson made big signings and it is working according to his plan. Striker Robin Van Persie is being a leading scorer in Manchester United and he has scored with good quality against Tottenham personally. Wayne Rooney returned after a month because of his gash above the knees and he already played against Newcastle United in League Cup.
The problem with Manchestser United is injuries. It’s affecting the defensive and midfield, but manager has delivered good first team so far. Nani is expecting to replace Antonio Valencia (who is suffered by ankle). NemanjaVidic, Chris Smalling and Ashley Young are still sidelined because of injuries.
Spurs will fight hard to change their history in Old Trafford because they haven’t won since 1989. New Boss Andre Villas-Boas has told this match will be a difficult one, but attacking style of game will change anything. He hopes they can change the game on Saturday against former Champions of England.
“It would make us very proud to go there and get a win that would shorten the distance to the top.
“That would hopefully help us profit in some way from the clash between Arsenal and Chelsea.
“We can’t run away from our responsibilities. The statistics are there. We hope to break them one day and hopefully it will be on Saturday.”
Jermain Defoe is looking for his 200th goal in Old Trafford and he will make this record in great ground. Some fitness problems are making worries for Spurs, but they can manage with present form. Last two victories will help them to face The Red Devils mentally. Emmanuel Adebayor is suffered by hamstring, but he will play some part of the game. They must make strong defence to prevent from defeat.
Manchester United have won by 3-0 against Spurs in previous meet in Old Trafford.
Tottenham will face big challenge to stop Manchester United strikers because present fitness issue. Defoe will try to create his record in Old Trafford so he must be a problem for The Red Devils.
Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham
For more football news ans footabll highlights