Team news ahead of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs
Antonio Valencia has emerged as a doubt for United after he took a knock to his ankle in the 2-1 win over Liverpool.
Darren Fletcher could make his Premier League return from the bench following a successful midweek outing in the Capital One win over Newcastle while Wayne Rooney should start after he made his return following injury against the Magpies.
Rooney and the league’s top scorer Robin Van Persie could start for the first time since the Dutchman’s summer arrival.
Despite Andre Villas-Boas insistence that his side will attack United, the Portuguese manager will have to do so without Emmanuel Adebayor who remains sidelined with a hamstring strain.
That means that the inform Jermaine Defoe will once again lead the line with Moussa Dembele, so effective on his last trip to Old Trafford with Fulham, Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson all in support.
Scott Parker, Jake Livermore, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul all miss out through injury while Hugo Lloris will be on the bench with Villas-Boas set to continue with Brad Friedel.
Manchester United (from): Lindegaard, De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra, Buttner, Nani, Fletcher, Scholes, Anderson, Cleverley, Carrick, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie, Welbeck, Hernandez
Tottenham (from): Lloris, Friedel, Gomes, Cudicini, Smith, Gallas, Dawson, Walker, Vertonghen, Caulker, Naughton, Falque, Huddlestone, Mason, Bale, Lennon, Sandro, Dembele, Dempsey, Sigurdsson, Carroll, Townsend, Defoe, Obika.