Manchester United will attempt the erase

the memory of last Sunday’s woeful

defeat to Brighton when they welcome

Tottenham to Old Trafford on Monday


A 3-2 defeat at the Amex Stadium has

seen pressure grow on manager Jose

Mourinho with the spotlight once

again focused on his relationship with

Paul Pogba, who has captained his side

in their two opening matches of the


Tottenham have had their share of

distractions too after their move to the

new stadium at White Hart Lane was

delayed, but at least these have been

limited to off-the-field issues.

While the north Londoners still don’t

know when they will be able to move

into their new home, it has been

business as usual for Mauricio

Pochettino on the pitch with Spurs

taking two wins from two so far this

term – with Harry Kane already

ending his August hoodoo.Spurs are one of six teams who won

both of their opening two league

games. The Lilywhites opened with a

hard-fought 2-1 win away at

Newcastle United, thanks to goals from

Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli. With

their new stadium still being

completed, the North London club are

continuing to play their home games at

Wembley, where they beat newly-

promoted Fulham 3-1. Leading

marksman Harry Kane scored in the

month of August for the first time,

while Lucas Moura netted his first

Premier League goal since joining the

club in January and Kieran Trippier was

also on target in his first appearance

since starring at the World Cup for

England.This will be the 190th meeting between

the two Premier League giants. As you

might expect, United have historically

dominated the fixture, winning 90 of

their past meetings with Spurs taking

51 wins.Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic and

Jesse Lingard all returned to full first-

team training late last week with the

latter coming off the bench against

Brighton. Both Valencia and Matic are

expected to be in contention to return

against Spurs.

South Korea's progress to the quarter-

finals of the Asian Games means that

Son Heung-Min is still unavailable as

he is on international duty, while

Victor Wanyama remains sidelined as

he continues his recovery from a knee


Possible starting XIs

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia,

Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Pogba,

Fred, Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez,

Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies,

Dembele, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Kane