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Man Utd vs Tottenham: Latest Team News + Predicted Starting XI’s

Manchester United entertain Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on New Years Day with both sides hoping to close in on the top four. Here are predicted line-ups.


Manchester United entertain Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on New Years Day with both sides hoping to close in on the top four.

United continued their recent good form with a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday while Spurs eased past Stoke City 3-0 the following day to leave the duo just three points off fourth-placed Everton.

David Moyes is expected to welcome back Wayne Rooney after the striker missed the win over Norwich with a minor knock. Robin van Persie is also close to a comeback and may be on the bench on Wednesday.

Antonio Valencia is available having served a one-match ban but Rafael, Phil Jones and Nani are all still out injured.

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood could stick with the majority of the side that beat Stoke. The former midfielder has played an attacking 4-4-2 formation in all his games in charge so far and may do so again at Old Trafford, although he may ask Emmanuel Adebayor to drop back and help out the midfield when not in possession.

Kyle Walker is available again having served a one-match ban  but Jermain Defoe, Andros Townsend, Younes Kaboul and Jan Vertonghen are sidelined through injury.

Here are our predicted starting eleven’s:

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What do you think of our teams? What would your’s be? Share your suggestions below.



  1. utdfan

    December 31, 2013 at 1:53 am

    man utd will lose with this selection. Fabio should replace evra, kagawa should replace carrick. Rooney should play in the middle. Janujaz should start, vidic should not start, too slow.

    4-5-1 formation: valencia, smalling, evans, fabio, januzaj, cleverly, rooney, kagawa, welbeck, Hernandez.

    This formation would be able to contain tottenham midfield.

  2. akash

    December 31, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Reply to utdfan

    not bad i also think a bit like that.

  3. Emily

    December 31, 2013 at 4:42 am


  4. Evanlo's

    December 31, 2013 at 7:05 am

    This is a must win match for United to clearly go above Totenham on points. Please, give chance to those who can do it without favouritism.

  5. Donbenjamin

    December 31, 2013 at 7:16 am

    We need creativity in ds roney n kagawa shuld strt upfront,carick n cleverly at d midle,januzaj n zaha at both flank den valencia shuld b deploy bk 2 d right defence along wt smallin,evans, n butner n de gea at d post. Dis formation wil definitly pile xcesive presure on both flank n push spurs midfied n defence bak wt a beta posesion n scorin. Lets gv ds formation a trial. Beliv me we wil al laugh wt joy at d end. United til i die>>>>>

  6. emmycossy

    December 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    4-4-2 formation is the best to tarckle spur

  7. Isaac

    December 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    the selection is ok, but putting rooney on doubt is a worry. all what we need is commitment and thay should avoid early goal.

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