Former Manchester United hero Ryan Giggs has claimed that the Red Devils need a win against Tottenham more than the London club does.
Ryan’s former boyhood club will face Spurs in their next Premier League fixture which will certainly prove to be a crucial clash.
Both team’s will be chasing three points to keep up their title challenges but Giggs believes that United desperately need it more.
The club’s last Premier League fixture was a loss to Huddersfield and while a win in the League Cup was welcomed by fans, the Red Devils need to bounce back in England’s top division.
Tottenham meanwhile beat Liverpool but lost to West Ham in the League Cup and will be looking to set the record straight themselves.
According to This Is Futbol, Giggs told the Sky Sports website: “Manchester United versus Tottenham has always been, both at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane, an attractive game.
“Obviously we’ve got a good record over them at home and I would have said before the last week that Manchester United will win when they face Spurs on Saturday.
“However, I now think that United need to win it more than Tottenham. It’s a huge game and the crowd will really be up for it, but if you go after Tottenham they can get you.
“You always want to put in a good performance but United just need a scrappy 1-0 win. I think Jose Mourinho and the fans would take that and forget about producing an entertaining performance.”
A win against Tottenham will allow Manchester United to temporarily close the gap to Manchester City to two points before the Sky Blues take on West Brom later that day.
Three points will definitely put pressure on the club’s fierce rivals to respond with a similar result against Tony Pulis’ stubborn side.
The Red Devils have fallen off a little from the title race with a draw against Liverpool and a loss to Huddersfield allowing City to race ahead.
The season is still relatively new however and there will be plenty more ups and downs for both clubs to navigate through, especially as the busy winter fixtures are around the corner.
A loss to Tottenham will be detrimental to Jose Mourinho’s side as they face Chelsea in the match-day after but if the Portuguese tactician can pull off a masterclass once more, United may just still be in the race.