Tottenham are checking on the fitness of defender Jan Vertonghen amid reports he is ready to return after three months out with a knee injury.
Erik Lamela is likely to be recalled after he missed last week’s draw at Liverpool with a knock.
Manchester United trio Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are all back in the reckoning after injury.
Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw are still out, whilst Daley Blind is a doubt with an unspecified knock.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Guy Mowbray: “It’s time for Spurs to find another Willem Korsten. ‘Who!?’ some younger readers might say*.
“Well, he scored twice the last time Spurs beat United at home – in 2001. In the 15 years since, the Red Devils have made 14 unbeaten visits to White Hart Lane.
“This should be a tougher trip against the second favourites for the title. Long gone are the days when Sir Alex Ferguson could motivate United for such a game with ‘Lads…it’s Tottenham!’
“Every weekend from now until the final day of the season, Spurs will play after Leicester have done. Will that bring added pressure? Would-be champions must show that it’s welcome.”
*In Masters week it’s worth noting that the Dutchman went on to be credited as the inventor of FootGolf!
After dropping a couple of points last week – albeit at Anfield – Tottenham simply have to win this game. I think they will.
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- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 14 league trips to White Hart Lane (W8, D6), since a 3-1 defeat in May 2001.
- Tottenham are yet to score against United in three game under Mauricio Pochettino – their goalless drought stands at 296 Premier League minutes.
- Indeed Pochettino is winless in all six Premier League matches as a manager against Manchester United (D3, L3).
- The last three games played between the sides at Tottenham have been drawn.
- Title-chasing Tottenham have won only two of their last five games (D2, L1).
- Spurs have recorded victories in four of their last five league games at White Hart Lane (D1).
- Mauricio Pochettino’s men have conceded a league-low 25 goals, Manchester United have let in the second fewest with 27.
- They have recovered a league-high 19 points from losing positions.
- Harry Kane is the leading Premier League scorer this season with 22 goals, 11 of them have been scored in 2016.
- Dele Alli has provided a league-high six assists in 2016, one ahead of Dmitri Payet.
- Manchester United have won four of their last five games.
- United’s last three wins have all been 1-0.
- No Premier League club has kept more clean sheets than Louis van Gaal’s side this season, who have recorded 15.
- They have triumphed in only two of their last nine away games (D3, L4).
- The Red Devils have lost just one of seven games played against fellow top-six clubs (W3, D3).
- Anthony Martial has scored three goals in his last four appearances for United in all competitions.
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