Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
The head line fixture in gameweek two of the 2023-24 Premier League season sees Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester United to their North London headquarters on Saturday evening.
Ange Postecoglou’s side began their new campaign with a 2-2 draw away to London rivals Brentford last weekend, while the Red Devils scraped a controversial 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Acclimatising to life without Bayern Munich-bound Harry Kane strutting his stuff in the final third, Tottenham still adopted Postecoglou’s forward-thinking philosophy in their Premier League opener with Brentford last weekend, where a comical issue with the water supply delayed kickoff.
Once underway, Spurs drew first blood through Cristian Romero, but their unsolved defensive issues came to the fore once again as Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa turned the tie on its head for the Bees, who were missing their own talismanic striker in the suspended Ivan Toney.
However, a fine fourth from Emerson Royal saw the two capital counterparts shake hands on a point apiece on the opening weekend – a fair result between two progressive and attack-minded head coaches – and Postecoglou will soon take charge of a Premier League home game for the first time.
Sitting ninth in the fledgling rankings following their Gtech Community Stadium stalemate, Spurs triumphed in each of their first five home games of the 2022-23 Premier League season and also strung together a five-game winning sequence in front of their own fans between February and April.
Those green streaks paled into insignificance towards the end of the campaign, though, as Tottenham won just one of their final four home contests last term, but they have not failed to score at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League since January and will no doubt be encouraged by Wolves’ plucky display at Old Trafford.