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Match Preview: Manchester United vs Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford, as Manchester United welcome his Tottenham Hotspur side in the Premier League tomorrow evening.

Manchester United

Manchester United will welcome their former coach, Jose Mourinho only two weeks after his official return to top-flight English football.

Their current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the one fighting for his job now, as the Red Devils failed to beat Aston Villa at home, drawing only 2-2 in the previous round.

United have won only four of the opening 14 Premier League rounds and sit in ninth with 18 points on their account, 22 less than league leaders Liverpool.

Scott McTominay could return for the hosts, while star midfielder Paul Pogba remains on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Tottenham Hotspur

Jose Mourinho will face his former players on the back of three successive wins since his appointment in charge at Tottenham.

In those three games, Spurs scored 10 goals and conceded six, which is an average of more than five goals per game – an atypical fact for a team managed by “The Special One”.

Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies remain long-term absentees for the visitors, while Erik Lamela and Michel Vorm are also expected to miss the trip to Old Trafford.

Keep your eyes on

The pre-game focus will definitely be on Jose Mourinho and the reception he receives on his return to the Theatre of Dreams.

“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.

“I went back as a pundit, which is a different perspective. I was really humbled by such a beautiful reception,” said Jose at a press conference earlier today.