Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur team news: Wayne Rooney starts for David Moyes' side
Plus Rio Ferdinand returns to the United squad
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Wayne Rooney has returned to the Manchester United starting line-up to face Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, after recovering from a groin injury.
The England striker missed United's 1-0 victory over Norwich City last Saturday, after scoring the 3-2 win at Hull on Boxing Day.
Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, is in the United squad for the first time in five games.
Emmanuel Adebayor starts up front for Spurs. He previously scored the winning goal for Arsenal against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September 2006, in a 1-0 victory for the Gunners.
Man Utd: De Gea; Smalling, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Januzaj; Rooney, Welbeck
Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose; Lennon, Capoue, Dembele, Eriksen; Adebayor, Soldado.
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