Tottenham vs Man Utd team news: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford start

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Last Updated: 19/06/20 7:15pm


Harry Kane makes his first start since New Year’s Day

Tottenham and Manchester United have welcomed back fit-again stars for their Friday Night Football clash, with Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford recovering from long-term injuries during lockdown to start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Football’s three-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic allowed Spurs striker Kane to overcome a hamstring problem he sustained on New Year’s Day, while Jose Mourinho has also named fit-again Moussa Sissoko (knee), Heung-min Son (arm) and Steven Bergwijn (ankle) in his starting XI.

However, Giovani Lo Celso only makes the bench after carrying an injury since March which he was unable to properly treat during lockdown, while Dele Alli is suspended.

Mourinho’s former club United are also boosted by key players who have returned to full fitness, with forward Rashford recovering from a back injury, which initially looked to have put his Euro 2020 hopes in doubt.

Paul Pogba is on the bench and will be aiming to make his first United appearance since Boxing Day later in the game. Instead, Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Scott McTominay form the midfield three.

Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Bergwijn, Lamela, Son, Kane. Subs: Gazzaniga, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, White, Sessegnon, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Skipp, Fernandes.

Man Utd: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, James, Martial, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Bailly, Williams, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Ighalo, Greenwood.

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Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says his side cannot afford to drop ‘many points’ in the race for a top-four Premier League finish.

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says his side cannot afford to drop ‘many points’ in the race for a top-four Premier League finish.

Analysis: Fit-again stars add to spectacle

Sky Sports’ Peter Smith…

While the reworked resumption of the Premier League season will see teams’ fortunes determined in an intense spell of games over the coming weeks, the three-month suspension has allowed sides to return to near full strength for the run-in.

Tottenham and Manchester United had been facing up to the possibility of key games without the likes of Kane and Rashford but the season’s delay has allowed all three to work their way back to fitness in time for the Premier League restart. It’s a welcome sight.

Each of those three are important components for their respective managers – and the prospect of Kane and fit-again Heung-min Son going up against a United side featuring Rashford, with Pogba potentially stepping off the bench to link up with Bruno Fernandes for the first time, adds to the spectacle and excitement of football’s comeback.

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June 19, 2020, 8:00pm

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is looking forward to facing Tottenham and is ‘grateful’ the Premier League has resumed after the coronavirus lockdown.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is looking forward to facing Tottenham and is ‘grateful’ the Premier League has resumed after the coronavirus lockdown.

Charlie’s prediction

It is a cracker. This always falls into the category of a big game, especially with Jose Mourinho facing his old club once again. Everybody is jumping on the Manchester United bandwagon with the potential link-up of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. They are waiting for United to come to life.

I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a great job considering the pressure he was under, but they are no closer to the top two, and I don’t see them making the top four.

Tottenham needed a rest as they were in meltdown. I look at Harry Kane who will be back for them, and that is a huge boost. That being said, Jose will not know what his best defence is but I imagine he will have been working hard on it – there is no Dele Alli for Tottenham too.

A lack of fans will take an edge off it for the players. It will be 30 minutes or so that is needed to get going for these two, but I cannot separate them.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

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Manchester United midfielders Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes should benefit from playing alongside each other, according to the club’s former defender Jaap Stam.

Manchester United midfielders Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes should benefit from playing alongside each other, according to the club’s former defender Jaap Stam.

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The Premier League 2019/20 season will provisionally restart on Wednesday June 17 and Sky, the UK’s leading football broadcaster, will make 25 games available ‘free to air’ – including Everton vs Liverpool on the first full weekend back – for everyone in the UK to enjoy.

Sky Sports will show 64 live Premier League games when the season resumes. In addition to the 39 matches already scheduled to be broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports before the coronavirus interruption, 25 more matches will be available on both Sky Sports Premier League and Sky’s free-to-air Pick channel, allowing the whole nation to be part of the return of live sport.

To celebrate the return of the Premier League, Sky Sports will also launch a host of innovative new features and updates to give fans an even more immersive experience and share the moments live with family and friends on virtual platforms.

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