Mauricio Pochettino will have a fully fit squad available for selection as he looks to build on their recent 2-1 win over Leicester City. It is unlikely that he will make any major changes to his selection but could opt for Ben Davies at left back over Danny Rose and could call upon Roberto Soldado to start with Harry Kane possibly being dropped back into an attacking midfield position. With Tottenham Hotspur winning their three games, it will be down to his players fitness having only played two days ago. There might be a few additional rotations in order for Pochettino to field his best, but also fully ready, team.
Manchester United (3-5-2): De Gea, Jones, McNair, Evans, Valencia, Rooney, Carrick, Young, Mata, Falcao, Van Persie
Unlike their opponents, Louis van Gaal has quite a lengthy injury list with Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, and Marcos Rojo still a doubt for this weekend despite news that they are back in first team training. In midfield, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Daley Blind, and Adnan Januzaj are all unlikely to feature with Angel Di Maria still a slight doubt having been left out of the team’s recent 3-1 victory over Newcastle United. Manchester United are likely to keep their same line-up and could continue their 3-5-2 formation which has seen them pick up five wins from their last six games. Wayne Rooney could continue in the midfield with Juan Mata occupying the number 10 role, behind strikers Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao.
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When Tottenham Hotpsur hosted Manchester United at White Hart Lane last season, the match ended all square at 2-2 with the two teams sharing a point each. Now, on the back of a victory, both team will be fighting for all three points.