Is Jose Mourinho a Spent Force in English Football?

Jose Mourinho has now had two managerial stints at Chelsea, a spell at Manchester United before replacing Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur. It doesn’t appear as though he has the Midas touch anymore.

Mourinho has to be respected for his overall achievements. He won the Premier League title three times with Chelsea and he’s also landed the Champions League with Porto and Internazionale.

However, the 57-year-old didn’t fare well at Old Trafford and now faces a Manchester United side who have been rejuvenated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian having fended off criticism to turn things around.

The majority of United fans would not swap Ole for Mourinho right now, with the Red Devils having been on an eleven match unbeaten run before the lockdown.

Will Manchester United beat Spurs?

We’re tempted to say yes. After all, White Hart Lane is going to be empty and that immediately reduces home advantage. Secondly, Tottenham were in a bad moment before the lockdown, with the London side getting beaten home and away in the Champions League by Leipzig.

They also got knocked out of the FA Cup by Norwich City and turned over at home to Wolves, with Mourinho hardly providing the solution when it comes to landing a top four spot considering that they are now seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea who are realistically the only team who can be caught.

As for United, they were in great nick before the lockdown and have a much stronger chance of claiming a Champions League berth, with their last act being a 5-0 victory at LASK in the Europa League and we reckon they could be the team to side with.

Can Kane Fire on All Cylinders for Tottenham?

Harry Kane hasn’t played for Tottenham since New Year’s Day, with the Spurs captain coming off against Southampton in the 75th minute and he’s not been seen since.

Indeed, Kane was doubtful for Euro 2020 although he’s back in training and perhaps his predatory instincts have been keenly felt, although United have got their own sharp shooters in the form of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

What Are the Best Bets for Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United?

We wish this game had been played before lockdown as we really felt as though United could have been backed with confidence. The Red Devils will hope to hit the ground running although this is now like the first game of the season and it therefore has an unpredictability.

Even so, we will side with United on the Asian Handicap market and we also like the idea of both teams scoring, especially with Harry Kane back for the home side. Mourinho has been critical of his team’s inability to score without their star forward.

BETTING TIPS

  • Manchester United Draw No Bet @ 1.83 with bet365
  • BTTS Yes @ 1.80 with bet365
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 with bet365

*odds are accurate to the date of publishing

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