Welcome to our preview of this critical Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Tottenham, which will take place on New Year’s Day. United are slowly but surely easing their way back into a respectable league position, and closing on the current top four in the Premier League, even if some of their performances haven’t been hugely convincing. Tottenham under new manager Tim Sherwood are hoping to secure a Champions League slot for next season, but the odds currently look stacked against them given how competitive this year’s Premier League evidently is.

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Previous Meetings

Premier League – 1st Dec 2013 – Tottenham 2 – 2 Man Utd
Premier League – 20th Jan 2013 – Tottenham 1 – 1 Man Utd
Premier League – 29th Sept 2012 – Man Utd 2 – 3 Tottenham
Premier League – 4th Mar 2012 – Tottenham 1 – 3 Man Utd
Premier League – 22nd Aug 2011 – Man Utd 3 – 0 Tottenham
Premier League – 16th Jan 2011 – Tottenham 0 – 0 Man Utd

Goals Scored

Manchester United have scored 31 goals so far this season, while Tottenham Hotspur have scored 19.

Goals Conceded

Manchester United have conceded 22 goals so far this season, while Tottenham Hotspur have leaked 24.

Team and Selection News

Robin van Persie could be back from injury for this game, if the Dutchman has not recovered then Danny Welbeck will probably continue at centre-forward. United rotate their squad during pretty much every fixture, so one can expect a few changes from their previous EPL fixture. Marouane Fellaini is definitely out. Tottenham may consider reverting to a three man midfield with one up front against United, which could mean that Emmanuel Adebayor misses out.


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