David Moyes is enjoying something of a golden period as United manager- at least in comparison to the rest of his tenure – as his side look towards a fifth straight Premier League win.
Unlike West Ham, Aston Villa, Hull City and Norwich, today’s opponents are aiming for a lot more than just top flight survival. Spurs have enjoyed something of a renaissance under new manager Tim Sherwood, scoring seven goals in their last three games- not bad for a side that managed 15 in total before that run.
David Moyes may be able to recall Robin Van Persie to the side, but I expect it’s a game too soon- especially given the fine form Danny Welbeck is in. The United boss will be wary of the threat of Aaron Lennon- a player Patrice Evra has historically struggled against- so we can expect Ashley Young to start due to his willingness to help out defensively. Antonio Valencia returns from his one match suspension.
Here’s my predicted line up: David De Gea, Rafael, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck.
Do you agree?