Tottenham’s Lucas Moura fears ‘hungry’ Manchester United after their Liverpool humiliation

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Tottenham forward Lucas Moura has warned his team-mates they will face a reaction from Manchester United in Saturday’s visit from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wounded side, which has been dubiously dubbed ‘El Sackico’.

Both managers badly need a win after Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs slumped to a 1-0 defeat by West Ham while United were humiliated 5-0 at home by rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Lucas scored as Spurs last night steadied the ship with an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Burnley to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals but the Brazilian believes United have the experience to recover from their historic low.

“It is always a dangerous time to play against them,” Lucas told Standard Sport. “They are hungry because of the game against Liverpool and we are hungry because of the game against West Ham.

“They have very good players, they have good experience in football and they’ll know how to pass this moment. This is not our problem, it doesn’t matter the moment they have, we just need to do our best, go on the pitch and fight and do our game to get three points.”

Lucas headed home Emerson Royal’s cross as last year’s finalists scraped into the last-eight and they will discover their opponents in Saturday’s draw.

“It was a very important win, especially after the defeat against West Ham and before the game against United,” Lucas added.

“The feeling was very bad against West Ham because we played well and didn’t deserve to lose, and last night the feeling was very good. We played well, it was a very good performance, we deserved to win and now we go with everything against United.

“Why not win [the Carabao Cup]? It is another opportunity to get a trophy. It is a short route to get a trophy and we will fight. My objective is to get a trophy, always be a champion. We will fight for this and always give our best and the Carabao Cup is a good opportunity for us.”

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