Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players not to be deceived by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham team on Sunday.
Solskjaer, speaking ahead of the game admitted that his men will be fired up to avenge the 6-1 thrashing they suffered at Old Trafford six months ago.
United were already 2-1 down when Anthony Martial hit out after provocation from Erik Lamela and got sent off by Anthony Taylor.
Solskjaer’s side then collapsed to an embarrassing defeat.
“We got conned into a red card. We gave ourselves a difficult game by having ten men.
“And that is something we have to be aware of, that we can’t react like this because we know in games like this we will be wound up,” Solskjaer said.
Solskjaer also feels Mourinho will be telling his players to rile a team they toyed with at Old Trafford.
And even though Solskjaer is convinced United “have learned a lot from that”, he knows there will be a bit more fire in his players’ bellies as they look to atone for that collapse back at the start of October.
He said: “The players will remember that game with a lot of pain and their pride has been hurt.
“Our professional pride has been hurt. The manner in which we lost is not ourselves and not worthy of us.
“Pre-season was short and we were not up to the standard required, but we were so poor. And I am pretty sure we will see some players wanting to prove we are better than that.”