Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should make some brave changes to his starting line-up against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening, insisting club captain Harry Maguire should be amongst the casualties.
English Premier League 2021
Manchester United vs Tottenham
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021, Time: 5:30pm
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The centre-back – a £34million summer arrival from Real Madrid – has missed each of United’s last three games as a result of the issue, with United conceding four against Leicester, two versus Atalanta and being hit for five in a truly miserable humiliation by fierce rivals Liverpool last weekend.
Manchester United came out on top in the 2009 Carling Cup final, and Tottenham Hotspur once again suffered as they failed to keep their cool from 12 yards out in the 4-1 penalty shoot-out defeat.
United 1-0 Spurs PSO: Ryan Giggs drove the ball aiming for the bottom right corner and it ricocheted into the back of the net off the post.
United 1-0 Spurs PSO: Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara curled the ball to the right side but United goalkeeper Ben Foster made a superb save.
Before that, Red Devils captain Harry Maguire had been sidelined with a calf problem, meaning it has been more than a month since the hugely under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been able to field his first-choice defensive pairing.
Nuno Espirito Santo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have both been questioned this season, but it’s the United boss who is under most pressure after a series of unconvincing performances resulted in the Old Trafford hammering by their rivals.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Predicted line-ups
TOT – Lloris; Tanganga, Romero, Dier, Reguilon; Skipp, Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Moura, Kane, Son
MNU – De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Matic; Lingard, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo