Chris Sutton explains why Tottenham will beat Manchester United at Old Trafford
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 18
Chris Sutton has predicted disappointment for Manchester United (Pictures: Getty)

Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has explained why he believes will beat at Old Trafford.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs travel to Manchester on Wednesday night to face Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils.

Tottenham have won seven of their first 10 league games to climb to third in the Premier League, level on points with defending champions Manchester City and four behind north London rivals Arsenal.

While Spurs have not been the most fluent team in the English top-flight this season, they are one of only four teams to lose just once alongside Arsenal, Man City and Newcastle United.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have endured a mixed start to the campaign under new manager Ten Hag.

The Red Devils lost their opening two games before winning four matches in a row before the international break.

Since then, United have beaten Everton at Goodison Park but suffered a demoralising 6-3 defeat to Manchester City and failed to beat Newcastle at home.

Revealing his prediction for the upcoming Premier League clash at Old Trafford, Sutton told : ‘Manchester United rode their luck against Newcastle, but I think it will be a different story against Spurs.

‘If Tottenham striker Harry Kane gets any chances, then he is in the kind of form to take them.

‘At the other end, United were slightly toothless against the Magpies. They missed Christian Eriksen, who was out with illness and is still a doubt for this game, and they will need his craft to cause his former club any problems.

‘Even if Eriksen plays, however, I’m going for an Antonio Conte counter-attacking win for Tottenham, with Kane kicking things off by winning another penalty and slotting this one away too. 3-1 Spurs.’

Meanwhile, ex-Manchester United striker Louis Saha has rated his former club’s chances of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

‘The top four is achievable for United,’ he told .

Manchester United drew to Newcastle last weekend (Picture: Getty)

‘There are some games where you don’t play well, it happens, as every team in the Premier League will experience, we’ve seen it from Liverpool and Manchester City’s side, it’s a tough league.

‘Manchester United have the squad and they have responded. Who knows, by December or after the World Cup, the teams who have the best run after will be in the best position, because we don’t know who might come back really tired.

‘Usually, players have a holiday after the World Cup, it’s a very different season.’

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