Aiming to banish the memory of their 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, Tottenham come up against the red half of Manchester on Sunday at White Hart Lane.
It was a dismal afternoon from beginning to end for Tottenham, as Jesus Navas started and completed the rout as the final score took on an embarrassing look, leading to doubts about the future of manager Andre Villas-Boas, with the team ninth in the Premier League table, and with a goalscoring record only superior to the bottom two.
Roberto Soldado cut a very frustrated figure at the Etihad Stadium, as again he was starved of regular service in a game which marked record signing Erik Lamela’s first Premier League start, along with the return of Emmanuel Adebayor, who came on as a half time substitute.
Man Utd find themselves seven points behind leaders Arsenal after conceding a stoppage time equaliser at Cardiff City, but come into this game on a considerable high after scoring five without reply away to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday in a fine performance, their best so far under David Moyes. It was also a result which guaranteed their place in the Champions League knockout stages.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Mousa Dembele could start for Tottenham after impressing in the Europa League win over Tromso on Thursday, but Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose and Harry Kane are all injured.
Man Utd are waiting on the fitness of Robin van Persie and captain Nemanja Vidic, who have both missed the previous two games. Michael Carrick is definitely out with an Achilles problem.
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