Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position will be scrutinized as the Red Devils look to rehabilitate their image against Tottenham following their humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are in desperate need of a win after going four games without one in the Premier League, including a 4-2 setback to Leicester City and a terrifying 5-0 loss at home to bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend. Manchester United has slipped to seventh place in the table, eight points behind leaders Chelsea and three behind fourth-placed West Ham.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under fire as a result of recent defeats and lackluster performances. The Norwegian appears to have the club’s support, but with some fans turning against him, he’ll need to turn things around as soon as possible. On Saturday, however, Tottenham will present a difficult challenge for the 20-time English champions.
Tottenham have been struggling recently, with their form slipping after a promising start under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Following back-to-back 1-0 losses to Vitesse Arnhem (Europa Conference League) and West Ham United (Premier League), the Lilywhites got back on track this week, defeating Burnley 1-0 in the Carabao Cup, and will look to build on that success.
The north London giants, who are just a point and a spot above Manchester United in the table, will be hoping for all three points to confirm their top-four credentials while inflicting more pain on a direct competitor.
Man United has won 36 of their past 58 Premier League meetings against Tottenham, with only 10 defeats along the way.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims the board has not given him any assurances about his job security.
“I’m going all in now for a result on Saturday,” he remarked. That’s the only option we have. We require a response and a result. I’m not one to give up. I’ve talked to the board, and I don’t expect them to give me any guarantees.
“That’s not what I call and say when you have a performance and a spell like we’ve had.” We’ve had a bad run of luck lately. My job is to make things right, and that’s exactly what I’m doing. “I’m not here to be reassured.”
Lineups to Expect
Lloris, Emerson, Romero, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Skipp; Moura, Ndombele, Son; Kane.
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo