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Game of the Day: Manchester United Vs Tottenham

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Tottenham just don’t beat Manchester United. The Lilywhites last win against the Red Devils came in May 2001 at White Hart Lane but you’ll have to think back to 1989 for the last time Spurs tasted victory at Old Trafford, when a certain Gary Linekar was on the scoresheet. The likes of Fabio, David De Gea, Kyle Walker and Steven Caulker were not even born.

Admittedly, Spurs have been desperately unlucky against Fergie’s men over the years with Pedro Mendes’ goal-that-never-was from the halfway line the best example of rank injustice. There are many others, including a harshly disallowed goal from Emmanuel Adebayor at the Lane last season, Nani’s goal at Old Trafford in the same campaign, the penalty decision against Gomes when Spurs were 2-0 in 2009…the list goes on.

That said, on the majority of their winless 22 visits to Old Trafford, Spurs have deserved little more than a good thrashing and even the most ardent Tottenham supporters seem to have written off the fixture as a guaranteed defeat.

This year sees another Spurs manager – Andre Villas-Boas – attempt to break the hoodoo. After a stuttering start, the Portuguese has put together back-to-back league wins against Reading and QPR and his side come into the game with renewed confidence.

United have not been at their free-flowing best so far this season but the results have still be coming, an ominous sign many would say. Wayne Rooney is expected to return for the home side and the England striker loves scoring against Spurs.

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