Tottenham vs Manchester United – Three Key Questions ahead of the game at White Hart Lane


Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester United in the most defining week of their title push this season. They are 7 points behind the league leaders Leicester, who play against Sunderland this weekend and are expected to win.

If Spurs drop points against The Red Devils, they will most certainly be out of the title picture and Leicester would be edging towards the most glorious title win in Premier League history.

Elsewhere Louis Van Gaal continues to be defiant despite pressure growing on him to finish the season in top-4 and guarantee Champions League football for Manchester United next season.

With such high stakes on the game, we take a look at the three questions ahead of Tottenham vs. Manchester United clash at White Hart Lane.

Which defense will break first?

Tottenham (25) and Manchester United (27) have conceded the fewest goals in English football this season. With all first choice defenders available to both the managers, we could see a defensive masterclass from Spurs and United.

However, with both teams going out for the win, there are bound to be goals and one thinks that it would come from an individual brilliance rather than a defensive slip-up. It will be interesting to see which defense would break first.

Tottenham vs Manchester United - Three Key Questions

Can Daley Blind stop Kane like Aguero and Lukaku?

Despite being taken to the cleaners this season for not being a defender, Daley Blind has performed admirably for Man United. He has played in his not-so-natural position and managed to get the better of Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero in recent weeks.

While those were good, Harry Kane has been the best striker in Premier League this season, and a solid performance vs. Kane would indeed make Blind a firm favorite among United faithfuls.

Will Louis Van Gaal trust Fellaini yet again?

In case if you missed reading the newspapers lately, Marouane Fellaini has been declared fit to play against Tottenham and going by the recent trends at United, if he is fit he starts for Louis Van Gaal.

However, the same trend has told us that if Fellaini starts, United’s chances of winning a game falls down rapidly. That is why Van Gaal should be mindful in picking his team for the all-important clash against Tottenham this weekend.

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