October: Romelu Lukaku v Harry Kane
Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday the 28th of October in what’s set to be one of the most exciting fixtures of the Premier League season. The focus will be on two players in particular who will be hoping to continue their goalscoring touch, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane. Both have been causing havoc across the country in the Premier League with their goals so far. Manchester United v Tottenham Tickets to this event are very high in demand for this reason as goals are inevitable.
Both sides have aspirations of challenging for the title this season and this is a real ‘six pointer’ in terms of challenging for the top. United are the favourites at Old Trafford but Spurs are not too far behind. For years Tottenham have lingered around the top five causing trouble for the world renowned clubs. However, this season they’ll be hoping to do more than linger after narrowly missing out last season to their rivals Chelsea. The combination of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eriksen creates an offence difficult for any opponent on british soil and beyond and on their day, they are unplayable.
Harry Kane will be hoping to continue his hot streak and remain on course to break the Premier League record for the most goals in a calendar year. In his quest for the Golden Boot the 24 year-old England striker can’t afford to miss out on opportunities and will be doing everything in his power to score against the Red Devils. Tottenham’s defence will be contributing to his efforts by trying to stop another Golden Boot contender Romelu Lukaku from putting a goal past them as he looks to end his dismal run against the so called ‘top six’. The Belgian has scored once in five appearances against Spurs. However, the bigger picture reveals Lukaku has only netted five times in 35 games against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham combined.
Jose Mourinho stated ahead of their game against their match against Liverpool “The game would mean more if both teams were top of the table.” That would imply that this game is very important for the Portuguese manager and they must win in order to continue their fantastic efforts for the title this season. Manchester United tickets have always been an exciting purchase but this season they seem to be showing even more promise and therefore their tickets are much more valuable.
It’s been speculated that Manchester United’s fixtures have been relatively easy in comparison to other high-flying clubs in the Premier League but, part of me believes that this will not hinder Lukaku’s form as they begin to face difficult opponents. Spurs face a very difficult team in Manchester United as they always have but, the quality within each squad will make for potentially the most competitive match between the two sides.
The form between Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku exceeds their club careers as their international records improve with each fixture. However, due to the chemistry between the Englishmen in Tottenham’s squad, one could suggest that they have the offensive upper hand heading into the game. There are other factors though, Marcus Rashford’s ability to link up with Lukaku causes Manchester United’s offensive side of play to be the most threatening in the league at times with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba providing the flair and creativity in midfield.
At the moment, Liverpool have been struggling due to the crack in their defence and they could have a say this month as to who comes out on top. Before Manchester United and Tottenham go head to head, they will both face Jurgen Klopp's Reds. It’s possible therefore that both teams could underestimate Liverpool who have been struggling with form and consistency this campaign. Liverpool have an impressive record against the top six in the Premier League and they themselves could overtake both United and Spurs with consistent victories and good run of form. However, as it stands, it is likely that both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will snatch points against them, but still these fixture will most definitely make for entertaining games. Click here to purchase your Premier League football tickets for most exciting fixtures in the English game.