Premier League, Manchester United vs Tottenham: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Struggling Manchester United face a Tottenham Hotspur side that has made a 100% start under new manager Jose Mourinho. The Premier League gameweek 15 clash is crucial for United's fortunes as they search for a fifth victory of the season. The clash will mark Mourinho's return to Old Trafford with plenty of excitement in store. Here's the complete match preview.
Team news: Pogba to miss Jose union, Martial injured
United mid-fielder Paul Pogba is set to miss an union with former boss Mourinho. The Frenchman, who has been out since end of September, will remain sidelined. Nemanja Matic's fitness will be assessed. Scott McTominay could feature post an ankle injury. According to Sky Sports, forward Anthony Martial will miss the clash due to a muscular issue.
View point: Focus on Mourinho doing the rounds
Mourinho said, "Going back to Old Trafford is to go back to a place where I was happy. I can say that. I have a great relation with the Manchester United supporters." Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, "He [Jose] will get a warm reception; that's a testament to the club, the supporters of this club. They remember the time he was here, he won trophies."
Will Mourinho have the last laugh at Old Trafford?
Mourinho has started of well at Spurs and the side has scored 11 goals in the last three games across competitions. With United's mid-field the biggest concern, Spurs will target to create more spaces. The injury to Martial downs United's cause further. It will be a busy evening at Old Trafford and the former United boss will look to have the last laugh.
Stat attack: United vs Tottenham
United were beaten 3-0 at home by Spurs last season. United's current three-match unbeaten run in the EPL is their longest of the season. Solskjaer's side has gone eight home matches without defeat in all competitions. Harry Kane has mustered only two goals in 10 Premier League appearances against United. Mourinho could be the first Spurs manager to win his opening three top-flight games.
Dream11, timing, TV listing and venue
Dream11 (4-2-3-1): De Gea (gk), Wan-Bissaka, Alderweireld, Lindelof, Rose, Alli (captain), Fred, James, Eriksen, Rashford (vice-captain), Kane. The match is set to be held at Old Trafford in Manchester. It's scheduled for a 1:00 AM IST start. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. It can be streamed live on Hotstar (paid subscription).