Tottenham take on Manchester United on Saturday in a huge showdown for fourth place as Antonio Conte seeks to end Old Trafford woes.
Tottenham are without wing-back Ryan Sessegnon, who suffered a hamstring injury during the 5-0 win over Everton. He has made 15 appearances for the Tottenham first team
Sessegnon has played part in all of Spurs’ last five matches and had become a key player for Conte.(image: Getty)
Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga stay sidelined with respective groin and knee problems.
Antonio Conte’s Old Trafford woes
Antonio Conte’s side have picked up back-to-back wins in the Premier League in impressive fashion, and face a United team at Old Trafford where he has lost on both occasions.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has won four of his six meetings with Manchester United in all competitions, most recently winning the FA Cup final 1-0 against them in May 2018.
However, the Italian has lost on both of his visits to Old Trafford, and he travels to end the Old Trafford woes with Spurs’ side whose last visit to Old Trafford came 15 months ago in an emphatic a 6-1 victory over Manchester United.
Tottenham’s Special Card.
Doherty’s rich vein of form could be a very useful weapon against Manchester United tomorrow evening and Wolves have already demonstrated their value against the Red Devils.
Joao Moutinho strike earned Wolves their first win at Old Trafford back in January and in his post-match interview, manager Bruno Lage admitted that it was a tactic to target the space left by full-backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
“The most important thing for us is to see where the full-backs are, which position they start in,” the Portuguese told Sky Sports
“[It is important] to find the spaces. When they’re defending or attacking, where they are… In the first half, the space was outside. That’s why Semedo and Marcal had a lot of chances, a lot of the ball, and the boys found those spaces.
“The players understood the plan and I think we deserved the three points.”
Also, the Italian welcomes back Sergio Reguilon who quickly got on the scoresheet against Everton.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return for Manchester United in their Premier League fixture with Tottenham on Saturday after missing the 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last week with a hip flexor injury.
Both sides have endured numerous revivals, collapses, peaks and troughs since – and yet find themselves roughly in the same position with inconsistency impacting their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.