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Match Preview: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs have a scary record at Old Trafford… will it get worse ?

Match Preview – Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

 Premier League
Kick-Off & Date: 5:30pm, Saturday 30th October
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester (Home)
Live TV Coverage: ESPN UK, 4:45pm – 7:45pm

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Durham, England)
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Simon Beck
Fourth Official: Mark Halsey

Form: United are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, but it’s likely to go one way or another on Saturday – a draw wouldn’t suit either side. The Reds have won their last three games, one of those a League clash with Stoke City. Before the game at the Britannia, United drew 2-2 with West Brom at Old Trafford in the League. Sir Alex’s men cannot afford yet another slip-up this time, with Chelsea well ahead in the table…

Tottenham have failed to win any of their last 25 games against United in all competitions, and long may that continue. Spurs are currently in 5th position, after an inconsistent spell in the League. Harry Redknapp’s men have not won any of their last 68 games away to the ‘big four’ recently in the Premier League, but held Man City to a 0-0 draw earlier this season. What ever happens at Old Trafford, it will be a hard fought tie.

The Injury Front: United striker Wayne Rooney is expected to be watching from the stands, as he faces four weeks out with a bad ankle problem. Michael Owen has been ruled-out for over a month, and Sir Alex Ferguson has already said Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez will retain his spot up-front. Ryan Giggs will resume training next week, while Paul Scholes will feature in some way, shape or form. Owen Hargreaves and Antonio Valencia remain absent.

Squad: Van der Sar, O’Shea, Brown, Rafael, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evra, Evans, Fabio, Nani, Obertan, Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick, Gibson, Anderson, Park, Berbatov, Macheda, Hernandez, Kuszczak.

Tottenham‘s influential midfielder Tom Huddlestone has failed to recover from an ankle injury, while Gareth Bale will be rested for the first half at least according to Harry Redknapp, as Inter Milan play the Londoners mid-week in Europe. Michael Dawson and Jermain Defoe will not recover in time to face The Reds, while long-term absentees Ledley King, Vedran Corluka, Jamie O’Hara and Jonathan Woodgate all remain sidelined. 

Squad: Gomes, Cudicini, Hutton, Bale, Gallas, Bassong, Kaboul, Jenas, Sandro, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Palacios, Kranjcar, Bentley, Modric, Dos Santos, Crouch, Keane, Pavlyuchenko, Pletikosa.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp
The Gaffer: Harry Redknapp joined Spurs in 2008, and his greatest achievement so far is to guide them into the Champions League. He also led them to a Carling League Cup final two seasons ago, in which they lost to United. Can he overcome his win-barrier against The Reds ?

Spurs winger Gareth Bale
Most-Feared: Gareth Bale is probably the best footballer to come from Wales since Ryan Giggs. The winger is the in-form player for Tottenham Hotspur, bagging a hat-trick against Inter Milan two weeks ago – bringing his season tally to 6 goals in all competitions…

The Ref: Mark Clattenburg takes charge of his first United game of the season, while last term – he sent-off Darren Fletcher for two bookable offences that never were. The 35-year-old has already been proven as corrupt, but due to the method The FA went about his case – he is still a referee. Joke.

United Latest‘s Prediction: United 2-0 Tottenham
Chicharito brace ?




Sat, 30 Oct 2010 4:00:20 pm

Spurs beat Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool last season so that stat is incorrect.



Sat, 30 Oct 2010 4:06:02 pm

Great preview. Can’t wait!Oh, btw, does Bebe not deserve a place in the squad? 😉


fergie ia god

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 12:35:42 am

what a ganme nani new song is class or what. its beilved fergie rules out january singings get glazers out now



Sun, 31 Oct 2010 6:02:40 am

If Fergie is ruling out signs for january I don’t blame him. Lets look at something even if the have a 100million to use and they want certain players and come out and say it there is another club up the road called city That are willing and able not to let United get the players that we have targeted. Let fergie do his thing under the table without any body knowing and get the players he wants quitly no media.It keeps us supporters in the dark but somethimes its better that way instead coming out and saying we are buying this player or that player that only gives city a reason to buy players. Look David Silva, yaya toure,James millar, The kid from inter All those player United were intrested in buy but city made sure they spent Alot of money on there tranfers and there made sure the gave those players a massive payday so united wouldn’t buy them. Thats All im saying why put it out there who you want to buy if another club is willing to block and steal the players so You don’t get them thats all city is doing to united, City main thing is to make sure United don’t get the players we want.


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