Gary Neville has told TalkSPORT that he is concerned for Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they play host to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
Mourinho returns to his old side for the first time as a manager after being sacked by Ed Woodward and the Manchester United board back in December 2018. He has taken over at Spurs, winning three of his first three games in charge.
Spurs have their tails up at the moment with Dele Alli returning to form, Toby Alderweireld looking much more passionate and even Christian Eriksen looking more lively. United, meanwhile, are struggling to get some decent form together.
Solskjaer has watched his side lose to Bournemouth and Astana and draw with Aston Villa and Sheffield United since the start of November. The only win they have picked up in that time is a 3-0 victory over Partizan, and Neville is worried.
“I do fear for them tonight to be honest,” Neville said. “I fear for them against Tottenham and I fear for them against Manchester City on Saturday. That’s not just me being negative; I’ve watched every United game over this last month.
“If you watch Man United you know it’s going to be a massive struggle for them to beat quality teams. I do fear for Ole.”
TBR’s view – Can United produce a result against Tottenham?
With Anthony Martial ruled out through injury, it is going to be an even tougher task for United. Spurs are flying and have netted 10 goals in three games, though a trip to Old Trafford will be Mourinho’s biggest test.
However, the former Chelsea boss will be desperate to show United that they made the wrong decision in sacking him. United have the odds stacked against them, and all pointers suggest Spurs will take home three points.