Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Javier Hernandez Manchester United 2010/11 Manchester United V Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-2) 26/10/10 Carling Cup 4th Round Photo: Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
Tottenham Hotspur have failed to win any of their last 25 meetings against Man United, in all competitions. In today’s late kick-off they will be hoping that their luck is about to change.

With Javier Hernandez in fine form the news that striker Wayne Rooney may be out for longer than three weeks won’t be an issue. Michael Owen is also out of the game at Old Trafford tomorrow, with a hamstring injury, which will keep him out for four to five weeks. Antonio Valencia, Ryan Giggs and Owen Hargreaves are also suffering from injuries; Jonny Evans is rated as doubtful.

Spurs have their own injury problems with Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone, Jermain Defoe, Jonathan Woodgate, Vedran Corluka, Jamie O’Hara and Ledley King all out.

Before any of the Premier League matches kick-off Man United sit third in the table with Spurs not far behind them in fifth. There have been 172 meetings in all competitions between the two teams seeing 81 Man United wins, 46 Tottenham wins and 45 draws.

The referee has been named as Mark Clattenburg. He refereed Man United’s 3-0 win over West Ham back in August, more recently he has officiated Tottenham’s 2-1 win at home to Aston Villa. The assistants are Darren Cann and Simon Beck, the fourth official is Mark Halsey.

Ahead of the game there will be a march in protest against the Glazer ownership, for more information, go here-

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