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Grumblings…

18:25: Now, rumour on the street is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to do something radical tonight.

In fact, another newspaper suggests he’s ‘plotting drastic tactical switch’.

That drastic switch? It’s to play a back five… we should find out if those reports are accurate in a few minutes.

What’s on?

18:20: Plenty of action on offer tonight. Love a good midweek fixture list – always makes me think of Christmas.

Chelsea v Aston Villa, Leicester v Watford, Manchester United v Tottenham, Southampton v Norwich, Wolves v West Ham, Liverpool v Everton.

All of those start at the new and improved time of 7:30pm apart from the Merseyside derby – which is at 8:15pm to maximise the agony for Marco Silva and Co.

Evening…

18:15: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Tottenham from Old Trafford.

It’s the Premier League – but there’s a very big difference.

And that’s because Sky and BT have been temporarily thrown aside with Amazon Prime stepping forward to provide coverage of every single match.

I caught some of the action yesterday and it looked pretty good. Peter Drury and Jim Beglin on commentary took me back to the good old days of Champions League on ITV. The nostalgia alone was worth the £9 subscription…

Anyway, It’s a big night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford with Tottenham.

Spurs have a 100% record under Mourinho, having won all three of their games since he took charge. In comparison, United have been struggling under Solskjaer and have won just one of their last four Premier League games.

MANCHESTER UNITED vs TOTTENHAM

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims to be unmoved by the start of sacking season as the under-fire Manchester United manager prepares for predecessor Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford return.

Premier League draws with promoted Sheffield United and Aston Villa leaves United in the midst of their worst start to a top-flight campaign in 31 years.

The pressure on Solskjaer could well ratchet up on Wednesday when Mourinho returns to Old Trafford with Tottenham, where he has benefited from the start of sacking season.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores have all left in the last fortnight – managerial changes that Solskjaer says have not alarmed him.

“No, it doesn’t make me more concerned,” the United boss said, having rejected a report that he fears the sack if he loses to Tottenham and then Manchester City this weekend.

“I’m just focusing on my job and that’s doing as well as I can and look forward to the next game, but also look long-term, plan things with the board.”



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