Extending their winning run after brining in Jose Mourinho last month, Tottenham’s new boss will make the trip to his former employers Manchester United on Wednesday night.
Picking up a 3-2 win over Bournemouth in North London last weekend and now making it three out of three since appointing the 56-year-old, Spurs have their sights firmly set on mounting a top-four charge this season.
While the mood in Mourinho’s camp appears to be on the rise, the Old Trafford faithful saw their side only manage to scrape back-to-back draws against Premier League returners Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
With a 2-1 defeat against Kazakhstan champions Astana while on Europe League duty sandwiched between those stalemates, the Reds will also have some rather unpleasant memories about Tottenham’s previous trip to Manchester.
Suffering a 3-0 hammering when Spurs last came to Old Trafford back in August 2018, you might be interested to know Spurs can be found at 13/8 with Coral to clinch all three points in midweek.
Solskjaer fighting for his job?
Throwing away the lead to watch top-flight returners Aston Villa snatch a point at Old Trafford last weekend, Manchester United find their top-four ambitions shattering by the week.
Much like last season, a huge part of United’s issues heading into December has been their continued struggles at the back.
Despite spending £80million on Harry Maguire over the summer, the former champions have now shipped at least a pair of goals in each of their previous three appearances, including shipping a trio of goals against Sheffield United last month.
You might be interested to know that Wednesday’s hosts are priced at 6/5 with Paddy Power to once again ship over 1.5 goals in midweek.
While United’s Norwegian icon might still be stating that he has no fear over his position in the Old Trafford the dugout, Solskjaer remains a leading contender with the bookmakers to be the next manager given then boot.
The 46-year-old can be found pencilled in at 5/1 with 888sport to be the next manager removed from his position, only behind Everton boss Marco Silva who sits as low as 1/3.
Tottenham’s free-scoring run continues
While new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly be concerned by his side’s issues at the back, ‘The Special One’ saw his side land a 3-2 win over Bournemouth on Saturday and make it three out of three since taking over in North London.
Also booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League, the Whites have continued to catch the eye in the final third.
With their sights firmly set on securing yet another top-four finish come next year, they have scored at least a trio of goals in each of their three victories and they should be confident of making yet another statement in midweek.
One man who really appears to be enjoying a new lease of life since Mourinho’s appointment last month is England international, Dele Alli.
Putting in a Man of the Match display against Bournemouth over the weekend and grabbing a pair of strikes, Tottenham’s playmaker has now bagged three goals in his last two appearances and can be found at 14/5 with Bet365 to extend on his recent purple patch at Old Trafford.