Following a rear mid-week break, Manchester United will be travelling to the capital to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.
After enduring a disappointing defeat against Liverpool last Sunday, the character of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be tested in the fully crowded Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Red Devils will be looking to come away with all three points from this fixture as they are currently without a win in the Premier League in their last four outings and in three of those encounters the Norwegian’s side ended up on the losing side.
In terms of team news provided by the club’s website, Paul Pogba will be suspended on Saturday after picking up a straight red card against the Merseyside club. Apart from this game, the Frenchman will have to serve the suspension against Manchester City next weekend and Watford after the international break.
Solskjaer provided positive updates earlier about the availability of Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial as both of them suffered injuries during the last international break and haven’t made a single appearance since. It is looking likely that the former Real Madrid man might be involved in this encounter, but the final update will be available after tomorrow’s press brief from the Red Devils boss.
The youngster Amad Diallo will continue to remain sidelined after recovering from a muscle injury as the Ivorian has found it difficult to break into star-stacked United’s first eleven.
Meanwhile, after Sunday’s abysmal display, Solskjaer might be looking to change his system and give chances to fringe players who haven’t had enough first-team actions to showcase their talents.
Following a decent start to the season, Manchester United are currently eight points behind the league leader Chelsea and equal in points with Arsenal who had a poor start to the new campaign.
Therefore, Manchester United will have to win on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur and accumulate a few more points from the upcoming games to stay in the title challenge or at least in the top four race. But, any slip-ups from the next game might force the Old Trafford hierarchy to dismiss Solskjaer of his duties and appoint a more established manager in charge.