Manchester United will be looking to make it four wins on the bounce when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.
The Reds go into the game on the back of a 3-0 victory over Brighton in the League Cup whilst Tottenham ran out 7-2 winners over Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League.
Solskjaer has almost a full squad to choose from with only Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe absent whilst for Spurs Heung-Min Son is expected to make a return to the side. New boy Gareth Bale will miss out as he continues to work his way back to full fitness.
United have responded superbly to their disappointing opening day defeat to Crystal Palace. Victories over Luton Town and Brighton respectively have shown Solskjaer’s men are moving in the right direction but in facing Tottenham it arguably presents United’s toughest test of the new season so far.
Spurs are the real deal under Mourinho and United will have to be at their very best to take all three points but with new boy Donny van de Beek on board and with Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes all fit and fully firing the Reds have every chance of taking all three points.
For how good Spurs might be going forward they are vulnerable defensively and United will have to take full advantage of that. They haven’t looked comfortable at the back since the new season started and with Rashford’s pace up top combined with Van De Beek’s and Fernandes ability to unlock defenses wide open with a single pass will cause Mourinho a real headache and it could prove to be decisive in determining the outcome of the game.
United aren’t a million miles away from challenging Liverpool and Manchester City for the league title this season and victory over Spurs would make a real statement for the club. It would show Solskjaer’s men mean business and are not just battling for a top four spot.
United have already shown under Solskjaer in the bigger games against the top 6 last season that they are more than a match for anyone on their day and can rise to the occasion to beat the best sides and should United turn up and play to their max potential on Sunday against Spurs it should prove to be just enough to take all three points.