Coronavirus disease outbreak was first by brought about in the China, Wuhan and has become a pandemic. As per latest update the Covid-19 is spreading across the world and has more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus now in 185 countries. At least 200,000 people have passed away. Coronavirus outbreak has having an impact on sports across the globe. As around the world mass gathering is a risk and as a result most of the world sport has shut down which includes the world’s biggest football leagues such as England’s Premier League and La Liga.
The most loved sports league- The English Premier League is back in action on 17th June post two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The first step to resume football was Germany’s Bundesliga. This gave a lot of confident for other leagues to find a way back to play. Germany’s successful return to action without any incident, which gave a lot confidence to executives of England’s leading teams who would have faced huge financial losses if the season be called off.
Manchester United are all set to face Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League which is a much-awaited clash between the two sides. Both teams will be looking forward to start their campaign on a winning note. During recent interaction with the media, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a lot of hope from Paul Pogba and wants him to lead from the front. Ever since signing with the clubs had his share of up and down.
Fans are eager to watch Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back in action once again post recovering from long-term ankle and back injuries respectively. Odion Ighalo will also be part of the squad post extension to his loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Manchestrer United will be without defenders Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe due to injury.
The club record signing has made just two appearances ever since September due to fractured foot. In recent times there has been a lot of speculation about Pogba future, but all these rumours have kept to rest as Pogba’s will be staying with United due the transfer market expected to crash because of Covid-19’s financial impact.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quoted saying “Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world. He is a World Cup winner and we want to have that leadership on the pitch.”
On the other side, Spurs midfielder Dele Alli will be missing the match as he suspended for Friday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United and news was confirmed by manager Jose Mourinho. Alli was suspended for one match and fined after a social media prank making fun of the coronavirus outbreak in early February.
The Man Utd vs Spurs will be held on June 20, 2020, at New White Heart Lane and will start at 00:15 AM IST. Indian fans can watch live telecast the match of the match on Star Sports and Star Sports HD networks.