THERE will be plenty to play for tomorrow when Man Utd visit Tottenham as the Red Devils seek to continue their fine form.
Last week’s impressive 2-0 win against neighbours and reigning Premier League champions Man City has given the team a huge lift as they pursue a Champions League spot next season.
The 5-0 demolition of Austrian side Lask in the last-16 tie of the Europa League on Thursday means that Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 11 games in all competitions and this was another performance that was underscored by the brilliance of January signing Bruno Fernandes.
It is indeed exciting times for Man Utd as they are also still involved in the FA Cup and in the mix for fifth spot and with it Champions League football next term.
The arrival of Fernandes and the encouraging form of players like Aaron-Wan Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Fred and the ever-reliable Nemanja Matic, has galvanised the team and it was evident in the Manchester derby last week.
United have kept 12 clean sheets in their 18 games in all competitions so far in 2020, which is at least four more than any other Premier League side.
Things are certainly look up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and it must be remembered that Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have not been a part of this unbeaten run due to injuries.
Tottenham are in crisis at the moment. They have not won in six matches and were knocked out of the Champions League in midweek as they went down tamely to German side RB Leipzig.
With their attack shorn of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn, Jose Mourinho’s side have been struggling and with the recent injuries to Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko, Ben Davies and Juan Foyth, Tottenham are down to the bare bones.
Man Utd should add to Tottenham’s woes tomorrow and continue their current hot streak. But a desperate Tottenham side will not bow down easily so this should be an interesting tie to watch.
With the current outbreak of Covid-19
disease creating havoc across the globe, it remains to be decided if Premier League matches will continue but Arsenal’s game at Brighton has been postponed after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the disease, while Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has also tested positive.
Third-place Leicester visit Vicarage Road to play relegation-threatened Watford buoyed by their emphatic 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday and with Jamie Vardy back among the goals.
The Foxes are five points ahead of Chelsea in fourth and eight points better of than fifth-place Man Utd and will be desperate to maintain that gap or extend it with full points in today’s early kick-off.
Nigel Pearson’s Hornets are fourth from bottom and will be hoping to bounce back after last week’s London derby defeat to Crystal Palace. The loss of Gerard Deulofeu for the rest of the season is a big blow but the likes of Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney can make the difference and help their cause.
Aston Villa are in free fall and look prime relegation candidates and if they do not get anything out of their fixture at home against Chelsea, then they are all but doomed to the Championship next term.
They were woeful against Leicester on Monday while in contrast, the Blues were rampant in demolishing Everton last weekend. Chelsea will be eager to keep hold of fourth spot and should prove too strong.
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