Spurs have won three successive matches since Mourinho took charge, spearheaded by the resurgence of Dele Alli. However, they have conceded twice in each of those victories and were forced to cling on against Bournemouth on Saturday.
His successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, comes into the game under a huge burden of pressure after United were outclassed at home during the club’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last weekend.
The club continues to offer their public backing to the Norwegian, yet they are now closer in points to the relegation zone than the top four, and a continued spell of dire results could spell the end.
Here is everything you need to know:
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Fred, James, Lingard, Rashford, Greenwood
Tottenham: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Winks, Sissoko, Lucas Moura, Alli, Son, Kane.
When is it?
The match is on Wednesday 4 December.
When does it kick-off?
The match gets underway at 7:30pm.
How can I watch the match?
The match will be available to watch and stream on Amazon Prime.
What are the odds?
Manchester United to win: 13/8
Tottenham to win: 8/5
The match will be frenetic with Mourinho’s former players desperate to stick it to him, while the manager himself will urgently want to get one over United at Old Trafford.
However, the two sides are on such dramatic different planes of momentum at the moment that, although United could start with a renewed vigour and desire, Spurs’ quality and form should ultimately shine through in a hot-blooded encounter.
Manchester United 1-3 Tottenham
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