How to watch and follow Spurs v United

Tuesday 25 April 2023 07:00

Following our FA Cup semi-final triumph, Manchester United return to London this week for a Premier League clash against fellow top-four contenders Tottenham Hotspur.

This game will be the Reds’ third fixture played away from Old Trafford in a week, having suffered Europa League defeat in Spain last Thursday before bouncing back to succeed in the FA Cup against Brighton at Wembley on Sunday. 

Spurs will approach the midweek clash looking to mount a response themselves, with Ryan Mason taking over duties as head coach after Cristian Stellini and his coaching staff left the club on Monday following a heavy 6-1 defeat away to Newcastle at the weekend.

Ahead of the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which could prove particularly important in the top-four race, here’s everything you need to know about both sides, the essential broadcast information, and more…

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The match is set to kick-off at 20:15 BST on Thursday 27 April and it will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK. You will also be able to keep up with the action as it unfolds in our Match Centre on and in the United App. 

MUTV will also be showing our Match Day Live show from 19:10 BST, where we will bring you exclusive pre-match opinion and post-match reaction. Live radio commentary will be available throughout the 90 minutes.


Short highlights of the game will be available two hours after the final whistle, with the 90 in 20 and Full 90 versions being published across our platforms at midnight. 


Having been suspended for the FA Cup semi-final due to an accumulation of yellow cards, Harry Maguire will once again be available for selection when the Reds face Spurs. 

Bruno Fernandes was replaced by Wout Weghorst in extra time against the Seagulls, but Erik is yet to give an update on the fitness of our no.8. 

Lisandro Martinez (foot) and Donny van de Beek (knee) are ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, while Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay and Alejandro Garnacho have been unavailable in recent weeks due to injury.

Garnacho continues to make progress in his rehabilitation, while Ten Hag hopes Varane will be back in time for our FA Cup final. The boss may give an update on the fitness of his players when he conducts his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.

Ten Hag hopeful of Varane return


The boss has been asked whether Rapha will be available for the Emirates FA Cup final on 3 June.

For Spurs, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is unlikely to play after being subbed at half-time at the weekend with a muscle injury.

After the 6-1 loss to Newcastle at St. James' Park the Frenchman was asked about his knock by Sky Sports.

"I think it’s a muscle but around the hip," he said. "I feel something on the kick, the long kick and it doesn’t sound good. But we’ll see tomorrow, in two days, after a scan."

Lucas Moura will be available for selection once more, having served a three-game suspension following his straight red in Spurs’ game against Everton.

Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Yves Bissouma (foot) and Emerson Royal (knee) are all ruled out, while Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) is facing a race against time to be fit enough for a place in the squad to face United.

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The Reds will be hoping Sunday’s dramatic penalty shootout victory will galvanise the team's push for the remainder of the campaign, having successfully bounced back from a disappointing Europa League defeat away to Sevilla last week.

Spurs will want to put their display at weekend against Newcastle United behind them, where they shipped six goals in total. The north London side have won just one of their last five Premier League encounters.


Anthony Taylor will be refereeing the clash, along with Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn assisting from the sidelines. Thomas Bramall will be the fourth official, with Simon Hooper taking VAR duties, assisted by Steven Meredith.


The Reds have enjoyed our recent encounters with Spurs. The last league meeting between the sides was at Old Trafford in October 2022, Ten Hag’s men triumphed 2-0 thanks to goals from Fernandes and Fred.

The last time we visited the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was in October 2021, and on that occasion a confident United team netted three times to come away 3-0 winners.

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In the Premier League, there is a full complement of fixtures across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The most eye-catching of these is the top-of-the-table clash between leaders Arsenal and second-placed Manchester City, while there's plenty of action between relegation rivals at the lower end of the table too. 


Wolves v Crystal Palace (19:30 BST)
Aston Villa v Fulham
Leeds v Leicester (20:00 BST)


Nottingham Forest v Brighton (19:30 BST)
Chelsea v Brentford
West Ham v Liverpool
Man City v Arsenal (20:00 BST) 


Everton v Newcastle
Southampton v Bournemouth
Tottenham v UNITED (20:15 BST)

Kick-offs are 19:45 BST unless stated.