Harry Kane expects United reaction but senses opportunity to unnerve Old Trafford
Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane believes there is an opportunity for his team to pile the misery on Manchester United.
The two teams go head-to-head at Old Trafford on Saturday evening in what could be a pivotal clash in the race for the fourth Champions League spot.
Antonio Conte’s side come into the game with their confidence sky high after back-to-back Premier League wins which brought nine goals and two clean sheets.
Whereas Ralf Rangnick’s Reds are still licking their wounds from the 4-1 hammering against Manchester City.
Spurs, who are seventh in the table, are two points behind fifth-placed United, but the north London side do have two games in hand.
With United already a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have three games in hand, the Red Devils cannot afford to let the gap widen any further.
Although Kane, who has five goals from his last four games, expects a reaction from United following the Manchester derby humiliation, he also believes Spurs can play on the frustration within the Old Trafford crowd.
Speaking via the Mail, Kane said: “United are still one of the best teams in the league. Obviously they have come off a disappointing result at the weekend [against City].
“There is always going to be a reaction and bounce-back from their players and we need to make sure we are ready for that.
“We obviously feel that there is an opportunity for us there because we have had a great result and we could try to use that momentum, especially away from home, against their crowd.
“But it will be a tough game. They have some great players. They beat us earlier on in the season quite comfortably.
“We have to have all that in our heads, we have to make sure we go with the right mindset.”
United won the reverse fixture 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in October, but with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nuno Espirito Santo departed, Saturday’s clash will be a completely different game.
In the clash at the Theatre of Dreams last season, United, who had Anthony Martial sent off, were taken apart and battered 6-1 by Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.