Manchester Utd vs Tottenham Football Match Score 19/10/2022
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford dropped out of the starting line-up against Newcastle following illness but could return on Wednesday.United will monitor Christian Eriksen, who was too unwell to feature on Sunday, while Scott McTominay returns from suspension.Anthony Martial remains unavailable because of a back problem.Dejan Kulusevski is again doubtful for Tottenham because of a niggling hamstring issue.Emerson Royal serves the final game of a three-match ban, while Richarlison is likely to be out for two weeks with a calf injury.Go straight to all the best Manchester United contentVisit our Tottenham pageManchester United rode their luck against Newcastle but I think it will be a different story against Spurs.
If Harry Kane gets any chances, then he is in the kind of form to take them.At the other end, United were slightly toothless against the Magpies. They missed Christian Eriksen and they will need his craft to cause his former club any problems.Even if Eriksen plays, however, I’m going for an Antonio Conte counter-attacking win for Tottenham, with Kane kicking things off by winning another penalty and slotting this one away too.Manchester United are vying to win four consecutive Premier League games against Spurs, a feat they last achieved in 2010.
Spurs have lost 38 Premier League matches versus United, more than against any other opponent.Manchester UnitedManchester United have won an unrivalled 72 Premier League games on a Wednesday.However, United are winless in each of their last six league fixtures played in October (D4, L2).
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his seven most recent appearances against Tottenham, including four games for Real Madrid.
He has eight Premier League goals versus Spurs – his joint best record against any side.Ronaldo is two short of 500 league goals in his career.Marcus Rashford is two goals shy of 100 in all competitions for United.Tottenham HotspurTottenham are vying for a fifth consecutive victory in league and cup, which would equal their longest winning streak under Antonio Conte.Spurs’ total of 23 points from 10 games is their highest at this stage of a league season since 1963 (once readjusted to three points for a win).This month’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal is Tottenham’s only loss in their past 16 league games (W11, D4). They have scored 35 goals in those matches, conceding just 12 and keeping eight clean sheets.
Conte has lost all three of his away matches against Manchester United – against no side has the Italian lost more away fixtures in his managerial career.The Londoners have scored 99 goals in all competitions under Conte, with Harry Kane (30) and Son Heung-min (25) contributing over half of these.Kane is the fourth player to have scored 30 Premier League penalties, with his conversion rate of 88.2% superior to the three other players to have passed the milestone (Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard).Predict Tottenham Hotspur’s starting XI for their next fixture – remember you can change the formation!By Ben Knapton, Senior Reporter | 2dThird meets fifth in Wednesday’s tantalising Premier League battle at Old Trafford, as Manchester United seek to return to winning ways against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Red Devils were forced to accept a point in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United last time out, while Antonio Conte’s men ran out 2-0 winners over Everton.It was not a dull 0-0 at the Theatre of Dreams by any means, as Joelinton rattled the woodwork twice in the space of a few seconds before Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had scored a perfectly good goal by intercepting Nick Pope’s free kick, but Pawson thought differently.Having seen his side’s three-game winning run come to an abrupt end on Sunday, Erik ten Hag must pick up the pieces and help his side regain some ground on the top four, as the fifth-placed Red Devils have now fallen three points behind Chelsea after nine matches.The Dutchman insisted that there were positives to take from the showdown with Eddie Howe’s side, but even in Man United’s pair of wins versus Omonia and narrow success over Everton, the Red Devils only won by one goal on each occasion and were far from convincing.
Man United’s eight-game scoring streak in the Premier League at Old Trafford was also brought to an end by Newcastle last week, but only two of their last 17 top-flight games in front of their own fans have ended in defeat, and no team has posted more than their 72 Wednesday victories in the competition.Officiating controversy reared its ugly head once again as Man United and Newcastle shared the spoils in Sunday’s goalless stalemate, during which neither Jadon Sancho nor Callum Wilson were awarded spot kicks despite presenting strong cases to Craig Pawson.While Man United and Newcastle were left to rue controversial penalty calls at the weekend, Tottenham Hotspur were on the correct end of such a decision against Everton, with Harry Kane taking a tumble over Jordan Pickford and banishing his Champions League spot-kick woes to put his side ahead on Saturday evening.
Some felt that Kane had gone down too easily under the challenge of Pickford in what was his 400th appearance in a Tottenham shirt, but there was nothing questionable about Tottenham’s second, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s strike took a nick off of Alex Iwobi into the back of the net. Antonio Conte’s men had to be patient to break down a dogged Everton defence, and they have been rewarded heavily for their efforts, moving level on points with Manchester City in third place following the champions’ loss to Liverpool and ensuring their gap to leaders Arsenal would stay at four.It is now three wins on the bounce for the North London club in all competitions, but rival turf has not been so kind to them, as they have only won two of their seven away matches in all tournaments this season and have just three goals to boast from their last five on the road.
Ronaldo rolled back the years with a hat-trick to propel Man United to a 3-2 victory in this fixture last season, which came a few months after the Red Devils triggered Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking with a 3-0 win in North London, and Conte is also at risk of suffering a fourth consecutive defeat away to the Red Devils as a manager.Man United’s treatment room is still full to the brim ahead of Wednesday’s game, as Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Brandon Williams (unspecified), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle), Harry Maguire (hamstring), Donny van de Beek (muscle) and Anthony Martial (back) all missed the draw with Newcastle.Maguire and Martial are not too far away from making their comebacks but will not force their way into contention this week, while Martin Dubravka and Scott McTominay will be back after missing out at the weekend through ineligibility and suspension respectively.
It remains to be seen if Christian Eriksen will recover from illness in time to line up against his former club, so McTominay and Casemiro could form the midfield pairing, while Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to replicate his hat-trick in this fixture last season if he can convince Ten Hag to keep him in the starting lineup. Marcus Rashford will have a thing or two to say about that, though.Tottenham have also been handed a couple of fresh concerns ahead of Wednesday’s game, as Richarlison went down with a calf injury early into the second half against Everton, and he was pictured leaving the stadium on crutches.Conte has already ruled the Brazilian out of this clash amid fears that he could also miss the World Cup, while Dejan Kulusevski remains doubtful after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Emerson Royal is set to serve the third and final game of his suspension, as Matt Doherty continues to deputise.
A change in formation can be expected from Tottenham given Kulusevski and Richarlison’s injuries, with Yves Bissouma likely to be introduced into a 3-5-2 formation, while Kane will aim to become the first Tottenham player in history to score in six successive Premier League games.Conte said in his pre-game press conference that he wanted to stick with a 3-4-3, with Perisic potentially moving further forward, but it remains to be seen if that admission was simply mind games from the 53-year-old.Manchester United possible starting lineup:De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; RashfordTottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Bentancur, Perisic; Son, Kane