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Sir Alex Ferguson takes his men to White Hart Lane as Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The reverse fixture between these sides in September 2012 resulted in a historic win at Old Trafford for the north London club.

Lennon (L) and Defoe, along with Bale, will be key players for Spurs

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 3D. Catch highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm GMT.


Spurs enter this game after a goalless draw against the bottom side in the league, Queens Park Rangers, at Loftus Road. The north London club are fourth in the league table with 40 points after 22 games and trail United by 15 points. Andre Villas-Boas will be looking for a win to register an unlikely double against the Red Devils.

Tottenham are unbeaten in six league games (seven in all competitions) and AVB will be keen to maintain that momentum. A win for Spurs could also push them above London rivals Chelsea, if the Blues stumble against Arsenal in their Sunday game. In addition, a Tottenham win will also close the gap at the top of the table, after second placed Manchester City won their weekend game, 2-0, against Fulham.

White Hart Lane has long been a happy hunting ground for United; the Red Devils have not lost in 12 years. United come into this game after a 1-0 home win against West Ham United in an FA Cup third round replay. The club's league form has been fantastic. They are unbeaten in the last 10 league games, and have not lost since their defeat to Norwich (1-0) in November.

Rooney-Robin van Persie
Ferguson will be relying on Rooney and Robin van Persie to score against Spurs (Reuters)

Team Guide

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W W W W
  • Last Result: Queens Park Rangers 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D W W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 1 - 0 West Ham United

Team News

Andre Villas Boas
Andre Villas Boas will be looking for another win for Spurs against Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs were dealt a major blow when Brazilian international Sandro was ruled out for the season after injuring his knee against QPR. French international Younes Kaboul and ex-Gunner William Gallas are ruled out for the weekend clash. Hugo Lloris is set to start in goal.

Probable Line-Up: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Parker, Dembele; Lennon, Dempsey, Bale; Defoe

Manchester United: Ferguson has a few injury worries for this game. Defender Jonny Evans and England international Ashley Young are unavailable and midfielder Darren Fletcher has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The Scottish international is set to undergo surgery for his ongoing bowel condition. Club captain Nemanja Vidic is expected to start after picking up a knock during the 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverly; Valencia, Kagawa, Rooney; van Persie