United take on Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham at Old Trafford today in what looks like a potentially crucial encounter in both teams’ pursuit of those top four places. When you look at United’s away fixtures to come, plus a home match against city, it looks like the home form will be critical for our top 4 chances, starting with today’s clash.
Spurs have appeared to look a little laboured after their Capital One Cup exploits, scraping past Swansea and QPR in their last two with degrees of fortune, much like the majority of United’s season.
Angel di Maria’s actions against Arsenal means he misses today’s game, Jonny Evans serves the second of a six game ban. Van Gaal stated Marcos Rojo is a doubt with a knock in training while Robin Van Persie remains injured.
There are no reported injury concerns for the visitors. Danny Rose is pushing to replace Ben Davies back in the eleven, otherwise the Spurs side is very settled at the moment.