Last weekend, Manchester United fielded a more or less full-strength side to play newly promoted Huddersfield Town, they had only 3 shots on target, and they preceded to lose 2-1, during their previous Premier League game this time against Liverpool, they had 1 shot on target, and drew 0-0 !
Spurs put 4 goals apiece past the same two teams, and it could have easily have been more.
On Tuesday night against a depleted Swansea side, United managed only 5 shots on target, with a forward line which consisted of Lingard, Rashford and Martial, scoring only twice.
Last night, Spurs against West Ham, managed 6 shots on target, with newcomer Fernando Llorente as a lone striker ( he was abysmal), but they also scored twice. We went on to ‘throw’ the game in the second half, but in terms of performances in the league, not to mention the latest ECL games, Spurs should be going into this next league fixture against Man Utd, as strong favourites for God’s sake !
If Harry Kane plays I can only see Spurs winning, if he doesn’t play I would not like to see Fernando Lorente playing either !
My team sheet without Harry Kane would be:
Anderweireld. Sanchez. Vertonghen
Trippier. Winks. Dembele. Aurier
Son. Alli. Eriksen
With the front three interchanging.
If Harry Kane did play, then Deli Alli would replace Winks or Dembele in midfield.
Either way, we have enough going forward to trouble one of the worst Man Utd deffences we have seen for years. Why do you think think Jose Mourinho ‘parked the proverbial bus’ against Liverpool?, because he was afraid of their attacking capabilities, but Spurs with Harry Kane are even more potent!
I realise Man Utd are now at home, but the over-riding truth remains, they have a weak deffence and without Pogba and Fellaini in midfield, they’re weaken there too.
The Spurs deffence must of course contain Lukaku, which I feel they can, now they’re at full- strength again, if they do their job at that end of the pitch, it’s game on.
Come on Spurs, this is a great time to play Manchester United at Old Trafford, lets leave the ‘Spursy’ tag buried and forgotten in the mud, with the West Ham Carabao Cup tie .
Prove all the doubters wrong, THIS Spurs team is special and this Man Utd team is there for the taking !
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