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Thriller: Man Utd vs Tottenham Three Key battles Feauturing Mourinho, Rashford, Alli, Kane, Maguire

Odiase Osayande

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Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford as the new Tottenham boss looks to inflict a potentially devastating result on his Manchester United successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mourinho was relieved of his duties last December, and it will be a little under a year to the day that the Special One heads back to the Theatre of Dreams in charge of a new club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will know how important the outcome of the match is in terms of his job as we await a frantic encounter between the two most successful British sides in history.

READ: Reports: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked if Man Utd lose to Tottenham on Wednesday

There are a number of important match-ups on the pitch that could have a huge bearing on the result; Dockaysworld selects three that could be most pivotal.

 

Harry Kane Vs Harry Maguire

The world most expensive defender haven’t really hit the ground running at the Theatre of dreams and has been a shadow of the commanding force he was at Leicester city.

Wednesday Night sees Maguire do battle with England foe harry Kane and he will do well to keep his opponent subdued.

Spurs’ star striker has been a huge reason for their surprise goal ratio this season, and in a game of huge importance, they need him to deliver once again.

it promises to be an enthralling match-up between two prodigiously gifted footballers, and keeping each other quiet will be very much the order of the day.

Fred vs Dele Alli

Dele Alli certainly has began to find his grove since the appointment of Mourinho with 3 goals And an assist to his name.

Fred has struggled for form all sesson and a huge battle awaits him on Wednesday night.

Alli will once again be deployed in attacking midfield, and since more most the game will be played in the middle of the park, it will certainly be up to fred to extinguish the threat of the elegant 22-year-old.

Rashford vs Toby Alderweireld

Back in January, Dockaysworld highlighted the duel between Marcus Rashford and Toby Alderwiered as one of the key battles at the Wembly.

A battle which actually decided the game as Rashford first half strike ensured united took home all three points.

Rashford has certainly been United’s best player so far this season and his searing pace, perfectly-timed movement and unpredictable nature can be a nightmare for anyone, even the in-form Alderwiered.

Spurs haven’t have a good defensive record all season so This feels like a really crucial tussle, and if Rashford manages to give Alderwiered his toughest night of the season, he might buy more time for his manager who is under huge pressure.

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Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.

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