Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
Champions League runners-up Tottenham take on Manchester United in an all-Premier League clash in the next set of matches in the International Champions Cup on Thursday.
The two sides last faced each other in January in the Premier League, with United coming out on top courtesy of a Marcus Rashford goal and a David de Gea masterclass. Spurs will come into the game with great confidence, having edged out Juventus at the end courtesy of an outrageous halfway line winner in stoppage time from Harry Kane. The Red Devils have also started pre-season as though they mean business, winning their first three matches without conceding a goal.
NAME: Tottenham – Manchester United
DATE: July 25, 2019
TIME: 11:30 UTC
VENUE: Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai , China
The north London side have confirmed that Hugo Lloris has now flown back to the UK in order to continue his recovery from tonsillitis, after missing the previous match.
Ben Davies and Eric Dier will remain at Hotspur Way as they continue their recovery from injury. Spurs are also without Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Davinson Sanchez due to their recent international exploits, but are expected to return for training in London imminently.
Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Danny Rose didn’t travel with the squad as they look to sort out their respective futures.
Although the match will be classified as a pre-season game, it is expected to be fast-paced and competitive with the upcoming Premier League season looming.
United have more pre-season minutes under their belt and really impressed against Inter and Leeds in particular. Spurs meanwhile, are a little further behind in their preparations, but proved in their last match that they are raring to go.
Overall, it is expected to be a very tight game but Man Utd may just have that little bit more mileage in the tank that could see them over the line in this one.