Man United vs Tottenham Preview: Form Guide, Head to Head, Team News, Including Onana AFCON Update

Man United vs Tottenham Preview: Form Guide, Head to Head, Team News, Including Onana AFCON Update

Joel Reyes
updated at January 12, 2024 at 2:33 PM
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  • Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur clash in the Premier League this Sunday
  • Andre Onana will start for United, one day before Cameroon's opening AFCON match
  • Spurs have made a few signings to counter the loss of Asian Cup-bound Son Heung-min

The stage is set for a blockbuster match-up at Old Trafford this weekend.

Manchester United will lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur this coming Sunday in a mouth-watering clash.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this Premier League showdown.

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Andre Onana and Timo Werner are set to feature in Premier League action for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. Images: Visionhaus/ Stefan Brauer.
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Manchester United vs. Tottenham Preview

Form Guide

Tottenham will head into this clash boasting a rich vein of form. Spurs are ranked first in the form chart, racking up 12 points in their last five matches.

They recorded wins over Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Everton, and Bournemouth during that period. Their only loss came in their last away league match against Brighton.

United, on the other hand, have struggled in the English top flight lately. They have won just once in their last five matches, recording three losses and one draw during that stretch.

The Red Devils did win their last league match at Old Trafford, coming back from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Boxing Day.

Recent Head-to-Head Matchups

Man United have won each of their last two league meetings with Tottenham at Old Trafford. Spurs are unbeaten, though, in their last two matches against United in the Premier League.

They defeated the Red Devils 2-0 in their first matchup this season, per The Guardian. Pape Matar Sarr opened the scoring for spurs in the 49th minute before Lisandro Martinez sealed United's fate with an own goal in the 83rd minute.

Team News

Surprisingly, Andre Onana is available to start for United in this matchup.

He has decided to play in this game before jetting off to Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations, per The Standard. This was made possible because of a previous agreement Onana had with the Cameroon Football Federation.

Tottenham, on the other hand, will be without their captain, Son Heung-min. He has been called up by South Korea to play in the AFC Asian Cup.

The good news for Spurs is that they have bolstered their ranks with a couple of key signings. Timo Werner has joined the club on loan from RB Leipzig and is in line to make his debut for Tottenham at Old Trafford.

They have also completed the signing of Romanian defender, Radu Dragusin, from Genoa.

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Premier League Golden Boot race

Sports Brief previously reported on the Golden Boot race in the Premier League.

Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah are tied for first place with 14 goals apiece.

Son is tied for third with 12 goals this season amid his good form for Tottenham.

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Joel Reyes
Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.