Tottenham Hotspur will look to take advantage of Manchester United’s problems when they meet the Red Devils in a Premier League match on Saturday evening.
The Lilywhites are coming off a 1-0 EFL Cup triumph against Burnley, although they were defeated by West Ham United by the same scoreline in their last Premier League match.
Talisman Harry Kane has failed to find his feet this season, but the England captain will be looking for redemption against United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is under criticism.
Futaa examines Kane’s record versus the Red Devils below.
Spurs did accomplish a rare victory over Man United in Kane’s rookie season against the Red Devils in 2013-14, but he only came on for the final 15 minutes, as Christian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor scored at Old Trafford.
Kane’s breakout season in 2014-15 saw him play 180 minutes against Manchester United, but he failed to score or assist in each game, as Spurs were held to a goalless draw at home before losing 3-0 away.
Kane’s 2015-16 season would follow a similar pattern in this match, as he failed to score despite playing 89 minutes in a 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane, with Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, and Toby Alderweireld producing the goods instead.
Kane would go 6 games without scoring or assisting against United before finally breaking through in this match in May 2017 – scoring his side’s second in a 2-1 win in their final-ever game at White Hart Lane.
After a couple of blanks against United in 2017-18, Kane scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford in August 2018, before a dismal effort in a 1-0 home defeat later that season.
Kane would have his most productive performance yet against United in last season’s 6-1 Old Trafford thrashing, scoring twice and contributing one assist at the Theatre of Dreams, after two more fruitless showings in 2019-20.
Kane has faced Man United 15 times in all competitions and has won six times, but he has only scored four goals against the Red Devils throughout that time.
Three of those goals have come at Old Trafford, and the 28-year-old will be looking to avoid a sixth consecutive home game without a goal or assist against United on Saturday, having only scored once in seven such games.