Predicting the outcome of Ole’s three “crucial” United clashes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his back against the wall at Manchester United and there’s really no other way to put it.

The Norwegian has been through his fair share of ups and downs throughout the course of his time at Old Trafford but now, we really are into “last chance saloon” territory. There are rumours circulating regarding who could take over or how quickly the decision could be made but for the time being, Ole is the man at the helm – and he knows their next three games are absolutely crucial when determining his future.

Today, we’re going to give our thoughts on how we see the next week panning out for the Red Devils.

Tottenham Hotspur (A)

The name value of Tottenham Hotspur might scare a few United fans here but they should rest easy knowing that this is a poor Spurs side. Nuno Espirito Santo’s new “direction” for the club has essentially gone down the route of the same old, same old defensive football. United aren’t performing great but if there was ever a time to reignite their away days spark, it’s in North London on Saturday.

Prediction: Tottenham 0-2 Manchester United

Atalanta (A)

Atalanta pushed Manchester United to their absolute limit last week and we actually don’t think Ole’s men will get off quite as easy at the second time of asking. The Italian side are quick, always dangerous and never back down, which is why we’re expecting United to come out firing before spending most of the game on the back foot – ending in an entertaining draw.

Prediction: Atalanta 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester City (H)

Everything we think we know about football goes out of the window on derby day and that’s been the case for decades. Despite the takeover we’ve seen from City under Pep Guardiola, United have actually only lost one of their last five against the noisy neighbours. So, with both sides wanting to avoid a calamity, expect a reserved and fairly dull goalless draw next weekend.

Prediction: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City

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