MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games against Spurs for the first time since a run of four between April 2009 and October 2010.

Tottenham have won two of their last three Premier League away games against Manchester United (L1), as many as they had in their first 26 visits to Old Trafford in the competition (W2 D3 L21).

Tottenham have lost more Premier League games both overall (37) and away (22) against Manchester United than they have vs any other opponent in the competition. However, Spurs have scored 10 goals across their last three visits to Old Trafford in the top-flight, as many as they had in their previous 19 at the ground combined.

Manchester United have lost three Premier League games by at least three goals this season, going down 5-0 against Liverpool, 4-1 against Watford, and 4-1 at Man City last time out. The last time the Red Devils lost more games by 3+ goals in a single league campaign was in 1978-79 (5).

Manchester United Team News:

United lost Cristiano Ronaldo to a hip problem before the derby defeat, and the 37-year-old was restricted to individual training earlier this week and remains a doubt for Sunday’s game alongside Edinson Cavani (groin).

On a brighter note, Raphael Varane is back in training following his bout of COVID-19 and could return to the rearguard, although it remains to be seen if Luke Shaw will recover from his illness in time.

A potential lack of attacking options should see Marcus Rashford make his return to the first XI after the failed Bruno Fernandes experiment at the Etihad, while a discontent Diogo Dalot is pining for a recall over Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Pogba, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga; Rashford

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