Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is relishing the prospect of going up in opposition to England teammate Harry Kane when United journey to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
After being with out a sport in midweek, Spurs will resume their Premier League marketing campaign in what can solely be described because the fixture of the weekend in opposition to a United group who defeated Granada 2-0 within the first-leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first-leg on Thursday night.
Spurs will welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect to north London 11 factors behind them within the desk, that means they are going to be thought of because the underdogs at kick-off. However, Spurs, who resumed their Premier League marketing campaign following the worldwide break with a disappointing 2-2 draw in opposition to Newcastle United final Sunday, made gentle work of the Red Devils the final time the 2 sides met, coming from a objective all the way down to hammer them 6-1 at Old Trafford.
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That day, targets from Son Heung-min (2), Tanguy Ndombele, Serge Aurier and Kane (2), sealed the win to go away United hovering simply above the relegation zone.
Since then, nonetheless, issues have modified dramatically for Solskjaer and his aspect as they at the moment lie second within the desk with eight video games to go.
But if they’re to keep up their push to complete second and keep away from being caught by the chasing pack behind them, they must be aware of the risk each Son and Kane will pose. The duo have been nothing quick of excellent this season, claiming a complete of 32 targets and 22 assists within the Premier League between themselves.
With these statistics in thoughts, Maguire is absolutely conscious of the risk they’ll pose, significantly Kane.
“It’s an amazing sport to be concerned in,” Maguire informed United’s membership web site. “We have greater than sufficient to go there and get the three factors. It’s two squads that you just count on to be combating on the prime finish of the desk.
“We’ve bought ourselves into a very good place and so they’re desirous to bridge that hole.
“I need to play within the greatest video games doable in opposition to one of the best gamers; that’s why I joined this membership. Harry [Kane] is one of these.
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“I do know him from England very well. He’s a prime striker, one of one of the best on this planet and he does it season after season, scores targets after targets.
“He’ll be prepared for battle and I’ll be prepared for battle. May one of the best man win.
“It’s not simply people; it is a group effort. As a defensive unit we have to be robust, go there and get a clear sheet and provides the group one of the best alternative to win the sport.”
In 14 profession appearances in opposition to United, Kane has scored simply 4 targets, however all of them have are available in victories in opposition to the Old Trafford membership.