Twelve-time champions Manchester United will lock horns with Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur in their sole search for a silverware this season as both the teams will contest for a place in the FA Cup finals today.
This cup competition gives the two Premier League heavyweights with their last chance to win flatware this season.
Thus, both sides need a victory, though the pressure may well be on Spurs, who are essentially playing at home, having used Wembley as their base this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side achieved this stage a year ago yet were beaten 4-2 by London rivals Chelsea, but this time they will like to go no less than above and beyond.
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Recent form-
After last Sunday’s nerve-racking defeat to West Bromwich Albion that gave City the title, United fought back to winning ways with a 2-0 away win at Bournemouth.
The win at Dean Court has moved the Red Devils four points clear of third-placed Liverpool, leaving Mourinho’s charges in the driving seat for a top two wrap up.
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On the other hand, Spurs superb form in the league has raptured recently after they suffered a hammering defeat in the hands of Manchester City followed by a lacklustre 1-1 draw away at Brighton on Tuesday.
It has now put them in the fourth spot, five behind fifth-placed Chelsea.
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Manchester United vs Tottenham: Injury News-
Jose Mourinho’s men do not have any new injury concerns to arise from their win against Bournemouth as only Sergio Romero is expected to miss out due to an injury sustained on international duty with Argentina last month.
On the other hand, Spurs are set to miss two players due to injury, left-back Danny Rose has recently suffered a calf injury whereas midfielder Harry Winks is out with an ankle injury.
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Predicted Line-Up-
Manchester United: (4-3-3) David De Gea; Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba; Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Predicted XI: (4-3-3) Hugo Lloris; Kieran Trippier, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele; Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane.
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Head to head-
The two sides have not met in the FA Cup since 2009 where the Red Devils ran out 2-1 winners. Both sides won their home fixtures when they met in the Premier League this season, United winning 1-0 at Old Trafford and Spurs winning 2-0 at Wembley.
Manchester United vs Tottenham: Betting odds-
Manchester United are at 11/5 to win, a draw is at 23/10, and a Tottenham win is at 5/4.
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