Publicado: Mier, Enero 31, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Spurs host United, enter season-defining fortnight

Spurs host United, enter season-defining fortnight

Former Manchester United star David Beckham has admitted he was "astonished" to see Alexis Sanchez swap Arsenal for Manchester United.

"Last season we gave up on that fight when we felt that it was going to be very hard to do that, plus the injuries, plus the Europa League". It set up an intriguing replay at Manchester City's Maine Road three days later when the Reds turned on the style to beat Joe Royle's side 4-1 and progress to another final. Either way, United's players will have to be up for the occasion.

Jose Mourinho is still without first choice central defender Eric Bailly due to an ankle injury, while Daley Blind is also a doubt due to a knock.

On Marouane Fellaini's contract situation, Mourinho said: "He's a very important player for me and a great professional who is giving everything to help the team".

United have no suspension issues as they head for Wembley, and the same is true of Mauricio Pochettino's side. However, as many top players have failed to do so, similarly, Mata was unable to convince Jose Mourinho to hand him a regular starting place. Sanchez is still settling into his new environment, having wheeled the dogs out of their five-star kennel at the Lowry to take up residence in a new home in the south Manchester footballer belt.

Serge Aurier and Harry Winks remain sidelined, but Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela were all back in training on Tuesday and in the Tottenham squad for Wednesday's match. Their back line hasn't struggled like Spurs' has either; in fact, they've not conceded a single goal in the league since December.

Barcelona match record for longest unbeaten run to start La Liga campaign
Barca now have 18 wins and three draws in La Liga , while they managed 17 victories and four draws to open the 2009-10 campaign. Just six minutes later, Suarez equalised for the home side when he latched onto Andres Iniesta's cross from the left hand side.

Their recent stumble has not been a reflection of the form of Harry Kane, who continues to find the net with regularity.

So what odds on him breaking his United duck against Spurs?

The match at Wembley kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday, with live coverage available in the United Kingdom on BT Sport 1.

Wagner will have prepared his side to spring another shock at the John Smith's Stadium - as they did when they ended Manchester United's unbeaten start to the season in October - but the Terriers have been dragged into a relegation battle following three successive defeats.

"Manchester United have had success over the last 25 years because we have had stability that has run throughout our club". The Chilean, in the past, has endeared himself to Arsenal fans scoring vital goals against their arch nemesis and the 29-year old will need to repeat his heroics on Wednesday night on a big occasion for Manchester United.

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