Monday, August 22, 2011

United vs Spurs Preview

Another blockbuster game. United will be facing the team that had improved so much under Redknapp. They were awesome  in the premier league and have great campaign in UCL last season  where they beat great teams in Inter Milan and AC Milan only to falter against Real Madrid in the quarterfinal. Tottenham have failed to win any of their last 24 meeting with United in all competitions. Meanwhile Redknapp have been to Old Trafford 13 times as premier league manager but never win (if not mistaken). So there will something to achieve for Spurs and something to hold for United. It will be the first game for the Spurs but they already ripped apart the Hearts in Scotland for their Europa game.

For United it is interesting to see the new Ferguson fledglings fare in this  game. The center defender would be filled by Evan and Smalling. Jones might also had the chance to partner either of them. But I would prefer Evans and Smalling in absence of Vidic and Ferdinand. Evra is set to return at leftback with Fabio at the right. Most probably  the back four line up would be Evra - Evans - Jones - Smalling. Hernandez is still missing so i think Ferguson would opt Berbatov instead of Wellbeck. He needed a striker who could hold the ball and most important as the target man.

Meanwhile I believed Modric will not be in the squad to Old Trafford. The Croatian play maker already had his mind at Stamford Bridge. Any managers would not let any unsettled player to play. Of course Wenger decision to play Samir Nasri was another case. However Spurs still have another dangerous play maker in Rafeal Van Der Vaart. The pacy Gareth Bale is also another Spurs great weapon. 

The game scheduled at 3 am Tuesday morning.

Prediction: United 2-0 Spurs

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