Manchester United, led by manager Erik ten Hag, gears up for the first away clash of the season against Tottenham this Saturday.
After a victory in their first Premier League game vs Wolves, United hopes to continue the momentum during the 17:30 BST match in London, focusing on enhancing last season’s away performances.
Monday’s win witnessed Dean Henderson and Anthony Martial making it to the substitutes’ list, hinting at their improving fitness. However, there remains a cloud of uncertainty around Lisandro Martinez, who exited the pitch at half-time due to a yellow card. Updates on his condition are expected by Friday.
Rasmus Hojlund, the recent acquisition from Atalanta, still recuperates from an injury. Yet, a hopeful post on his social media suggests he might return to the pitch “soon”. While Tom Heaton, Tyrell Malacia, Kobbie Mainoo, and Amad remain out of action.
Eyes are on Jadon Sancho for a potential start. Fans still remember his breathtaking goal in the previous season’s face-off against Tottenham that ended in a 2-2 draw.
Post-Martinez’s departure during the Wolves game, Victor Lindelof stepped in, playing a pivotal role alongside debutant goalkeeper Andre Onana in ensuring a clean sheet.
Spurs Team News
Tottenham’s recently appointed manager, Ange Postecoglou, awaits information on Cristian Romero’s condition after a concerning head injury during their Brentford match. Postecoglou mentioned the importance of caution, especially in such situations.
In the absence of Harry Kane, who recently transferred to Bayern Munich, the onus lies on Richarlison to spearhead the attack. Tottenham’s new addition, Alejo Veliz, is seen as a promising talent for future fixtures. Meanwhile, Guglielmo Vicario was the chosen goalkeeper over Hugo Lloris in their recent match due to Fraser Forster’s back issue.
Tanguy Ndombele is gearing up for a return, but Ryan Sessegnon, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Bryan Gil might not make it to the Tottenham lineup this time.