Jose Mourinho told Tottenham won’t be scared of Man United’s tactics

Pat Nevin doesn't believe Tottenham will be worried about the possibility of Manchester United opening at Old Trafford on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Pat Nevin has warned Jose Mourinho that Tottenham Hotspur won’t be fazed by the prospect of Manchester United opening up at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Red Devils have only managed to score two goals in their last three games in all competitions, having netted 21 times in seven outings in the Premier League.

Manchester United played out a dour goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield earlier this month as Mourinho was criticised for his negative tactics on Merseyside.

The 2O-time English champions produced an unconvincing performance in a 1-0 win against Portuguese side Benfica in the Champions League group stage earlier this month.

Manchester United suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town last weekend as the Red Devils continued their struggles up front.

Romelu Lukaku has failed to get on the score sheet in their last three games despite having scored nine times in his opening 10 games as a Manchester United player.

Mourinho is under pressure to get his Manchester United team to produce an attacking display against Spurs this weekend.

Former Chelsea winger Nevin doesn’t believe Tottenham will be worried about Manchester United adopting a more adventurous approach.

“Spurs will be the more open side. There is a possibility Man United will be extreme again,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk.

“It will depend on who he has available. If all his group are available, he may be little bit braver.

“He is at home so there is a bit of push to do it. Tottenham won’t be spooked by that at all.”

Manchester United won the League Cup and the Europa League under Mourinho last season.

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