Manchester United Vs Tottenham Hotspurs Preview

Posted by Saim Saturday, September 12, 2009
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Manchester United look to kickstart campaign with victory against high flying Spurs

Manchester United Vs Tottenham Hotspurs Preview
With the sidetrack of international friendlies and qualifiers taken care of, we now return to the weekly grind of the Premier League once again. Manchester United travel to table topping Tottenham Hotspurs in what promises to be a delightful delicacy of attacking football. With Spurs notching up four wins in four and table topping along with Chelsea, they  could possibly prove to be an even bigger test for United than their cross town rivals Arsenal were. Harry Redknapp has assembled a team of talented individuals who seem to be clicking at the moment. The enterprising form of Jermaine Defoe and Aaron Lennon coupled with the grit of Wilson Palacios has raised the spectre of Spurs finally breaking the Big Four coterie.

On the other hand, champions Manchester United would be looking to send a clear message across the land that the Arsenal victory was more deserved than it seemed. By beating high flying Spurs in their own backyard, United could kickstart a campaign which so far has been stuttering and far from polished. The midfield is still an area of concern for Ferguson as no one except Fletcher has so far made a case for a regular first team appearance. Carrick has been a disappointment to say the least and personally, I would like to see Anderson getting a chance in the attacking midfielder role with Fletcher doing what he does best.

Spurs will obviously be missing Modric who is out injured whereas, there are strong possibilities of Rio Ferdinand taking his rightful place along side Vidic. Also, interesting to see will be whether old Spurs boy Berbatov gets a start or not. Fergie's policy of persisting with the lone striker for vast periods against Arsenal almost cost us the points. It is now to be seen whether he goes for a bit more attacking threat away from home or does he go in again with Rooney alone up top.

What should be the 1st choice midfield combo for United?