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Manchester Utd VS Tottenham Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 30/10/2021

Manchester Utd VS Tottenham Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 30/10/2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got to make United difficult to beat. Forget any flamboyant football for now, they just need to start being more solid. With the players United have got, they are a counter-attacking team. They need to start playing like one, and soak up the pressure and play on the break. Don’t give me the spiel that just pouring forward is ‘the United way’ because the game has changed completely from those days. They need to build from back to front and give themselves a proper foundation. This is a tricky game to approach if you are a manager under pressure like Solskjaer is, but Tottenham are still quite scatty themselves so it would not surprise me if United went there and won.

The Norwegian remains in his post for now but is under immense pressure following a humiliating 5-0 home defeat by rivals Liverpool that continued United’s dismal recent run that has seen them collect just one point from four Premier League matches. The likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte are again being linked with the Old Trafford hotseat and, with the Manchester derby coming up next weekend, Solskjaer desperately needs a result in north London or else he might find himself out of a job very soon. Though his situation is obviously not as severe as Solskjaer’s, Nuno Espirito Santo has flattered to deceive at Tottenham thus far and could also use a decent win to quieten the naysayers.

Tottenham Hotspur will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They and Manchester United are meeting up for the first time thi season at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The teams split their matchups last year, with Tottenham winning the first 6-1 on the road and Man United taking the second 3-1.

It was all tied up nothing to nothing at halftime, but Spurs were not quite West Ham United’s equal in the second half when they met on Sunday. Tottenham fell a goal shy of West Ham, losing 1-0. That was Tottenham’s second consecutive one-goal defeat against the Irons.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils never even stood a chance against Liverpool on Sunday; the final was an ego-bruising 5-0 blow. Things were pretty much settled by the half as Man United was already down 4 to nothing.

After unsatisfying finishes in their previous games, both teams are out for the full three points in this fixture. Hopefully the teams will make up for slow offenses in their last outings and score some goals this week.

Tottenham suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Vitesse and West Ham in the Europa Conference League and Premier League respectively on October 21 and October 24, but they were able to return to winning ways on Wednesday, recording a 1-0 victory over Burnley to advance to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

In many ways, it has been a strange start to the season for the North London outfit, who have won five and lost four of their nine league games to collect 15 points, which has left them in sixth position, two points from fourth-placed West Ham United and one spot and indeed one position above their opponents on Saturday.

Spurs have found it difficult to show consistency this term, but they did manage to record important league wins over Aston Villa and Newcastle United before the one-goal reverse at West Ham, and the fact that the capital outfit are sixth at this stage must be taken as a positive.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have only actually scored nine times in their nine league games this season, while Harry Kane has registered just once in England’s top flight this term, with the 28-year-old suffering a hangover following his failure to secure a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the summer.

Spurs have only won one of their last five Premier League games against Man United, meanwhile, and the capital outfit suffered a 3-1 defeat in the corresponding contest between the two teams last season.

Man United, meanwhile, were thumped at home by Liverpool last weekend, with Mohamed Salah scoring three times in a five-goal victory for the Reds, and the result piled the pressure on head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but it does appear that the Norwegian will lead the team against Spurs.

Whether Solskjaer keeps the job on a long-term basis remains to be seen, but there is no question that there is immense pressure on the 48-year-old, who will be demanding a response from his players on Saturday after his “darkest day” at the helm.

The Red Devils sit top of their Champions League group despite three underwhelming performances in Europe this term, but they have now lost three of their last four league matches – collecting just a single point in the process – which has seen them drop down to seventh position in the table.

The 20-time English champions have collected just 14 points from their nine matches and are now eight points behind division leaders Chelsea, while they have conceded 15 times, with only Leeds United, Watford, Newcastle United and Norwich City shipping more after nine games of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Man United lost their long unbeaten away league record against Leicester on October 16, but they have enjoyed themselves against Tottenham in the past, winning 36 of their previous 58 Premier League games, suffering just 10 defeats in the process.

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