Arsenal vs PSV EindhovenTeam will be hoping to bounce back with a crucial win after their stalemate with Newcastle United when they host Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have shown some improvement under Erik ten Hag after their torrid start to the season, however, one win in the last three games has some doubting them again.
A victory over top 6 rivals Tottenham Hotspur would boost the squad’s confidence. While history favours Manchester United, getting all 3 points won’t be easy since Spurs have only lost 1 game this season and are joint-second in goals conceded.
Of those three non-wins, however, two came against Big Six opponents on the road (Chelsea and Arsenal). Wednesday is yet another one of those contests, as Spurs visit Old Trafford. Manchester United took all six points between the clubs last season, first knocking out Nuno Espirito Santo, then riding a back-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick.
United sits fifth in the league, six points below Tottenham but with a match in hand. The visitors are definitely enjoying the better season of the two, but winning on the road is never easy, and both last season’s results and this year’s battles against top sides suggest that this will be another challenge for a very busy Spurs side.
How To Watch
Who: Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
When: Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. ET
Where: Old Trafford
TV/Live stream: Peacock
Odds: Manchester United +140; Draw +245; Tottenham +180 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Manchester United have won seven out of their last 12 games against Tottenham Hotspur.
Mar 12, 2022 – Manchester United 3 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2
Oct 30, 2021 – Manchester United 3 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 0
Apr 11, 2021 – Manchester United 3 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 1
Oct 04, 2020 – Tottenham Hotspur 6 vs. Manchester United 1
Jun 19, 2020 – Manchester United 1 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 1
Dec 04, 2019 – Manchester United 2 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 1
Jan 13, 2019 – Manchester United 1 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 0
Aug 27, 2018 – Tottenham Hotspur 3 vs. Manchester United 0
Jan 31, 2018 – Tottenham Hotspur 2 vs. Manchester United 0
Oct 28, 2017 – Manchester United 1 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 0
May 14, 2017 – Tottenham Hotspur 2 vs. Manchester United 1
Dec 11, 2016 – Manchester United 1 vs. Tottenham Hotspur 0
The loss of Richarlison and the continued recovery of Dejan Kulusevski might force Antonio Conte’s hand. Not to groan every single match about the formation, but it has become clear that the 3-4-3 is not operating in the way that anyone hopes or expects despite the talent it brings to the pitch, and at this point there is no reasonable expectation that major improvements will come out of the blue.
The injuries to these two attackers make the move to a 3-5-2 fairly straightforward — at least from an outside perspective. Conte started with this setup in the win over Brighton and was forced into it after Richarlison left the win over Everton, and it certainly looked like a more productive and sustainable strategy; at the very least, it has fared no worse than the 3-4-3.