The new Spurs boss isn’t taking any chances at Old Trafford.
On New Year’s Day Tottenham Hotspur face perhaps their toughest challenge since Tim Sherwood took over as manager when they travel to Manchester United.
Like Spurs, the Red Devils had a stuttering start to the new season but have enjoyed something of a mini revival of late and Sherwood is taking no chances at Old Trafford.
“We have to assess what Man United are coming with. We know they’re going to be very, very good,” the 44-year-old was quoted by ITV.
“They’re turning it around and they are on a run.
“We know from history when they are on a run, they get a head of steam and are very hard to stop.
“We’ve got to try and find a way of stopping them in their tracks to get something positive for ourselves.”
Tottenham actually won this fixture 2-3 last campaign thanks to a brilliantly taken goal by Gareth Bale, but of course the forward has since transferred to Real Madrid for a world record £85.3m fee.
However, without Bale this term the north London club have been erratic, with some positive results being peppered with heavy defeats at the hands of teams such as Manchester City and Liverpool.
Whatever happens it’s probable that the clash between Spurs and United at the Theatre of Dreams will be the most highly anticipated of the first full fixture list of 2014.
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