The game that many had been waiting for since Tottenham Hotspur’s appointment of Jose Mourinho. Mourinho came up against his former club and his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United looked for their first league win in three matches.
United set-up in a 4-2-3-1 with Ashley Young at left-back. The line-up also saw the return of Scott McTominay in midfield alongside Fred. Mason Greenwood started up front and acted as a foil for Marcus Rashford who started in an inside-left position.
Spurs started with their nominal 4-2-3-1, which had been noted for changing shape in recent games, becoming a 3-2-5. Serge Aurier v Rashford was likely to be a key battle down Spurs’ right, whilst Dele Alli was in-between midfield and attack looking to receive the ball between the lines.