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(Image) Here’s How Manchester United Might Line Up Against Tottenham In A 4-2-3-1 Formation This Saturday

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Predicted Manchester United Line-up To Face Tottenham In The Premier League

After the loss to Huddersfield in the domestic league last weekend, Manchester United managed to make light work of Swansea City in the League Cup earlier this week. Jose Mourinho’s men are back in action this weekend, in a tough game that, as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur, a team in form, to Old Trafford.

Spurs are fresh off of a 4-1 thumping of Liverpool and will be high on confidence. United cannot afford to lose any more ground in the points table and will go for all three points.

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The likes of Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain as long-term absentees. Paul Pogba is still out injured but English defender Phil Jones and in-form star Eric Bailly are in contention to be selected for the first-team for this game. Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford will undergo late tests to prove their fitness.

Mourinho threatened his squad that he might drop a few star players for this game but is expected to go with a full-strength side.

Expected Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Manager: Jose Mourinho

GK – David De Gea

The first choice shot-stopper for United, De Gea, is set to take his place in the first-team, after being rested for the League Cup.

RB – Antonio Valencia

The veteran full-back has been in good form recently and is expected to start at right-back.

CB – Eric Bailly

Finally back in training, Bailly has been missed at the back by the Red Devils and should be pushed back into the starting XI.

Phil Jones

CB – Phil Jones

Mourinho revealed that Jones is fit for this clash against Spurs and Jose will be able to field his first choice CB pairing for this crunch clash.

LB – Ashley Young

Having done an impressive job at full-back, Mourinho should stick with Ashley Young to keep the likes of Eriksen away from danger this weekend.

CM – Nemanja Matic

The Serb is currently the only fully-fit midfielder at Old Trafford and is one of the first names on the team sheet for Mourinho this season.

Nemanja Matic (centre)

CM – Ander Herrera

The Spaniard was taken off in the mid-week game with a niggle but with lack of cover in that position, Mourinho might be forced to use him alongside Matic against an in-form Spurs.

RW – Juan Mata

The Spaniard has been enjoying a decent run in the first-team and his experience will be needed for United to take 3 points from this game.

CAM – Henrikh Mkhitaryan

After a sparkling start to the season, Mkhitaryan has fallen flat in the last few games but needs to pick himself up for this all-important clash.

Romelu Lukaku

LW – Anthony Martial

With Rashford doubtful for this game, Mourinho should start with Martial on the left wing.

ST – Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian has misfired in the last couple of games but will have to play an important role if United are to take all three points from this game.

This is how Man Utd might line up against Spurs: