Match Preview: Man U Vs Spurs

Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling remain absent for Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Super Sunday.

The defenders continue to be sidelined through injury, but those that featured in Thursday’s Europa League win at Zorya Luhansk have emerged unscathed.

United host Spurs looking for a first home league win since September, having drawn their last four top flight games at Old Trafford.

Tottenham have won their last two, returning to form with a 5-0 win over Swansea in the Premier League last week, before a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek.

Toby Alderweireld is set to make his long-awaited return to the Tottenham first team at Old Trafford.

Alderweireld has been out of action for eight weeks with a knee injury but came off the bench in Wednesday’s Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

Erik Lamela is unavailable as he is still in Argentina attending to his brother, who is in hospital. Vincent Janssen remains out with an ankle problem.

For United Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian come back into contention after being rested for the trip to Ukraine.

Spurs are one of seven teams Wayne Rooney has scored 10+ Premier League goals against.

The away team has failed to score in each of the last four Premier League games between Manchester United and Tottenham.

Manchester United’s players have covered just 1490.6km overall in the Premier League this season combined – lower than any other team in the competition.

Harry Kane has scored against 21 of the 24 different opponents that he has faced in the Premier League, but is yet to score against Man Utd in five apps.

(Sky Sports News)

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