Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Preview

Tomorrow afternoon Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.

Both Wayne Rooney and Nemanja Vidic are set to return for United. Rooney hasn't featured since United's 2-1 win over West Brom after picking up an ankle injury.Edwin Van Der Sar may return after recovering from a virus.
Paul Scholes is rated as doubtful with a groin strain, he hasn't played since United's Champions League match against Rangers in November last year.

John O'Shea (calf muscle strain), Antonio Valencia (ankle injury), Owen Hargreaves (hamstring) and Ji-Sung Park (international duty) are all unavailable for tomorrows game.

Tottenham will have Younes Kaboul available after returning from suspension. The London side expect Gareth Bale to recover from a slight back problem but Ledley King (groin strain) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin injury) are both out.

The two clubs have gone head-to-head a total of 173 times in all competitions. Man United have won 82 times, Tottenham 46 times and there have been 45 draws. Out of the 173 matches, 147 of the games have been league games, Man United have won 74 times, lost 35 times and there have been 38 draws.

The most recent game between the two sides was back on the 30th October 2010 in the league, which Man United won 2-0 with goals from Vidic and Luis Nani.

Mike Dean has been appointed as referee, he has officiated 23 games this season, showing 84 yellow cards and three red cards. Dean has refereed two games involving United this season; the 5-2 win away to Scunthorpe in the League Cup and the 2-2 draw away to Aston Villa in the league. Dean has also refereed two matches involving Tottenham. He took charge of their 2-1 away win over Fulham in the league and their 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea.

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