Paul Merson backs 'shockingly poor defensively' United for 'good' result against Spurs
- Merse goes for 2-2 which he considers a nice scoreline for United on Sunday.
- First of all, he's not been too impressed by Spurs as of late; fatigue is also a factor.
- He expects an open game.
Paul Merson probably still can't believe Man United let Jose Mourinho go as the player, it's clear to him, were not professional enough and didn't live up to expectations. He does, however, recognise the team form has changed.
He predicted the outcome of the Sunday's clash against Tottenham: ''If you'd have asked me two weeks ago I would have said United did not have a chance, not a chance. But having watched Spurs at Wembley against Chelsea and Wolves, United have every chance now. Spurs let a half-time lead slip against Wolves, didn't have a shot on target in the second half and lost 3-1.
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''Some put that down to tiredness but I'm not having any of that. Three days later they looked like the Harlem Globetrotters when they ripped Cardiff apart inside 20 minutes (3-0) - they didn't look knackered then, did they?
''Spurs have opened the door to United but I think both teams won't be able to live with each other going forward. United are shockingly poor defensively, even the teams they've beaten recently looked like scoring every time they went forward. Sooner or later that catches up with you.
''I see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winning start at United coming to an end but a great result for him at Wembley.''
Merse predicts: Spurs 2-2 United