MANCHESTER UNITED have the advantage at Wembley this weekend because Tottenham will be tired from their midweek clash.
That’s according to Dimitar Berbatov, who has played for both sides during his career.
The two sides go head-to-head on Sunday, with Solskjaer targeting his sixth consecutive win since replacing Jose Mourinho as boss.
United have been enjoying a warm-weather break in Dubai this week while Spurs overcame Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are staying in touch in the Premier League title race and sit just six points behind leaders Liverpool.
And while Berbatov thinks United may be sharper, he believes the enormity of the fixture will encourage Spurs to shake off any fatigue.
“One thing we know for sure is that Spurs will field many of the same players who featured on Tuesday night,” he told Betfair.
“There may well be a bit of tiredness in the group and United need to use that to their advantage.
“If they are clever and keep the ball, speeding up the game when possible and exploiting any space then they have a chance to defeat Tottenham.
“United have spent the week in Dubai while Spurs have been playing another tough 90 minutes.
“Those weeks of warm weather training are great. You are with the boys, joking around, doing what you love to do and training with a smile on your face.
“At the same time, you’re getting ready for the next game. You are with your other family, recharging your batteries.
“I know they will be prepared for the game and let’s see if they can use that freshness to better Spurs.
“Both teams need to be clever – Spurs must find a way to be fresh, United have to use any fatigue the opposition shows to their advantage – and that’s why this is going to be such an interesting game to watch.
“There’s a chance that Spurs won’t feel tired of course.
“Big players always want to play and the adrenaline of a top fixture, especially when up against a club like United, may keep them going.”
Sunday’s clash kicks off at 4.30pm.