Skinner wary of ‘hungry’ Tottenham’s threat to Man United’s bid to reach the Champions League

MARC SKINNER insists Manchester United must give their all to thwart ‘hungry’ Tottenham today.

Spurs are level on points with United but outside the WSL's top three European spots.


Skinner’s team host their Champions League-chasing rivals four days on from their hard-fought Conti Cup knockout of Arsenal.

And the Leigh Sports Village boss reckons Tottenham are probably the toughest opponents to be facing the club having won four of the last six away games.

The visitors have won four of their last six away games and Red Devils boss Skinner is wary.

Skinner, 38, said: “There’s no more motivation needed than they are right next to us in the table and playing well.

“They are solid and hard to break down. They’re the hardest opponent we could face.

“They’re hungry and we have got to make sure we put everything together to be successful.”

January transfers have been a hot topic amongst United’s fans on social media with some eager to see their side bring in reinforcements.

But Skinner insists the club is working hard behind closed doors.  

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The Red Devils boss added: "The business side is being looked after while we're out on the field. You'll hear in due time. It's all being looked after behind the scenes.

“That's where Man United work really well, so can get on with the stuff on the field"

“We’re still working to bring people in, but we don’t just want to bring players into this group (for the sake of it)

“We don’t want numbers; we want quality and so we’re working very hard to find the right characters to fit our group and drive us forward.

Spurs have never beaten United in the WSL.

Their hosts are one of three teams (including Arsenal and Chelsea) the North London club are yet to beat in the league since their 2019 promotion.

And Rehanne Skinner hopes her side will get their first top-flight win against their opponents and three vital points.

The Tottenham boss 42, said: “If we continue to do the things that have got us where we are, we’ll make it a good game — and one we’ll hope to get points from.”

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