The most recent meeting with Spurs on the first weekend of the season came four years ago, when again the Reds benefitted from a Tottenham own goal. This time, Kyle Walker inadvertently put the ball past his own goalkeeper, providing what proved to be the only goal of the game.
The 2019/20 season will also be the ninth time we’ve kicked things off by playing a club from the capital. United fans will no doubt have fond memories of the last time this happened, two years ago, in 2017, when we beat West Ham United 4-0 at home.
Of the eight previous games, United have an impressive record of seven wins and just one defeat.
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