FA Cup | Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur preview: Both teams eye final berth in clash of giants

21 April 2018, 12:45 PM
The FA Cup Semi Final: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur (Source: Manutd.com)
The FA Cup Semi Final: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur (Source: Manutd.com)

Manchester United will lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The clash of two top teams ensure the fans to be a cracker, with the Red Devils and Tottenham both eyeing a silverware after having almost secured the top 4 spot in the Premier League.

Lack of trophies have been haunting the London outfit from a long time now, and they will be looking to end their trophy drought. Spurs last won a trophy in 2008 with the League Cup and have not lifted the coveted FA Cup since 1991.

Both the sides have had an easy run to the semis, with Manchester United yet to concede a goal in the competition having faced the likes of Derby County, Huddersfield, Yeovil and Brighton.

Whereas, Spurs have played two surprising replays against Newport County and Rochdale in their journey to the semis. Both the sides will be expected to play their full strength XI after resting a few players during their midweek matches.

With tactical brilliance of both the managers; Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino, this clash will be decided on the minute tactical tweaks which both the genius will make.

Manchester United Probable Lineup (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Martial

Tottenham Hotspur Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane

First Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:29 PM
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