Tottenham Hotspur travel to Old Trafford this weekend in what will be a crucial game in the Premier League’s race for the top four.
Spurs sit in sixth position in the table and could go level on points with fourth-placed Manchester United if they claim a win to reignite their Champions League push.
Last time out Tottenham claimed a 2-1 win away at QPR with goal-machine striker Harry Kane bagging a brace to add to his burgeoning reputation.
United were knocked out of the FA Cup at home to Arsenal in their last outing, losing 2-1 in the quarter final and seeing their only chance of a trophy this season slip away. In the Premier League on the other hand, they have managed two wins, albeit unconvincing ones, against Sunderland and Newcastle in recent weeks.
If Tottenham are to seriously mount a top-four push in their run-in, a result at Old Trafford will be vital.
Spurs are unbeaten in their last five games with United and the London club have won at Old Trafford in each of the past two seasons.
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Here’s how Spurs are expected to line-up:
GK: Hugo Lloris
The France number one is vital to Tottenham’s success. Lloris has kept six clean sheets this season, making an average of 2.75 saves per game and is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
RB: Kyle Walker
An attacking full-back who loves to get forward. Walker’s pace will help him get up and down the Old Trafford touchline, allowing him to fulfil his defensive duties as well.
CB: Jan Vertonghen
The Belgian is a man mountain who possesses a surprising amount of pace for someone of his height. He possess great leadership qualities and has been a great mentor to young partner Dier.
CB: Eric Dier
The young defender has grabbed two goals this season and like Vertonghen, is a pacy centre-back. Dier complements Tottenham’s philosophy of playing it out from the back and will have to step up in a high pressure game this weekend.
LB: Danny Rose
Like Kyle Walker, a pacy full-back who will patrol his flank, helping out both in defence and attack. He has been guilty of poor defensive showings in his career and will get shown up at Old Trafford should his mind wander.