Manchester United vs Tottenham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Old Trafford

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The battle for the Champions League places hots up as Tottenham travel to Old Trafford on Sunday knowing that a win would take them level with Louis van Gaal’s side.

The Dutchman will be looking for a response following a demoralising FA Cup exit at home to Arsenal on Monday, but face a buoyant Tottenham side who possess arguably the country’s in-form striker in Harry Kane.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will approach this fixture with no fear having left Old Trafford with all three points each of the last two seasons. The White Hart Lane outfit have lost just three league games since a 2-1 reversal at home to Stoke City four months ago, and are in flying form.

Kick Off: Saturday, 5.30pm

Past Three Meetings:

Tottenham 0-0 Man United, Premier League, December 2014

Man United (Welbeck) 1-2 Tottenham (Adebayor, Eriksen) Premier League, January 2014

Tottenham (Walker, Sandro) 2-2 Man United (Rooney 2) Premier League, December 2013

Odds: Man United 10/11 Draw 14/5 Tottenham 10/3


Man United have used 32 players in the Premier League this season.

Man United have allowed their opponents more shots from inside their own six yard box (28) than in any previous Premier League season.

Spurs have won their last two visits to Old Trafford having failed to do so since 1989.

Classic Moment:

Man United 2-1 Tottenham - 1999

Man United secured their fifth Premier League in thrilling fashion, when goals from David Beckham and Andy Cole rescued a one-goal deficit against Spurs on the final day of the season. With Arsenal having beaten Aston Villa 1-0 at Highbury, United knew nothing other than a win would do. But classy finishes from the England internationals secured part one of the treble for the Red Devils.

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