Erik ten Hag has announced the line-up for Manchester United’s away match against Tottenham Hotspur. Bruno Fernandes is fit enough to start and Jadon Sancho replaces Antony Martial at the front. Tyrell Malacia and Wout Weghorst are on the bench and Harry Maguire is again missing from the match selection, this time due to injuries. He was still suspended in the semi-final of the FA Cup against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. The match starts at 21.15 Dutch time and can be seen on via play.
Interim manager Ryan Mason has Lucas Moura back at his disposal, who returns from suspension. In addition, Clément Lenglet and Ben Davies are slowly but surely leaving the infirmary. The Spurs will be extremely keen on a good result after the disgrace at Newcastle United (6-1). That defeat led to the resignation of Cristian Stellini. Tottenham must also win to keep the chance of Champions League football alive. However, the last four head-to-head meetings with United were lost. Defensively, Tottenham is also not strong this calendar year. The North Londoners conceded no less than 28 goals in 2023, a performance only ‘surpassed’ by Leeds United (33).
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Things have been going well for United in recent weeks. In the FA Cup, the final was reached at the expense of Brighton & Hove Albion, while the last three games in the Premier League were won. Maguire is therefore missing due to injury, so that Viktor Lindelöf, who took the winning penalty against Brighton, starts again. Alejandro Garnacho has now resumed training, but the game in London is still too early. Just like the Argentinian, Scott McTominay and Raphaël Varane are also expected to return shortly. United lost all five away games this season against a side from the current top seven in the league.
Line-up Tottenham Hotspur: Forster; Porro, Romero, Animal, Lenglet; Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son.
Manchester United line-up: DeGea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot; Eriksen, Casemiro; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Sancho.
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