United vs. Spurs: lineups and match thread

Michael Regan

The last time Spurs went to Old Trafford, good things happened. But a lot has changed since then.

Happy New Year, Spurs fans! 2014 has arrived, and Tottenham fans are hoping that with the new year comes a now approach to, well, winning. The last time Spurs went to Old Trafford they came away with a victory in what was one of the most exciting and nerve-racking matches of football I've ever seen. This year they return to the House that Fergie Built but there are a lot of changes including new players, new managers for both clubs, and a new tactical nous.

Both squads are pretty banged up, but don't think for a second that either team is lacking in quality, or that because United are without Van Persie that they'll get walked over at home. This is a dangerous team that is just now starting to find its feet under David Moyes. I have no idea what to expect today. Hopefully it's a good match.

Lineups

Wow, it's a... sensible Sherwood lineup! Yes, it's a 4-4-2 which strikes me as a little short-sighted against a still very good United team, but the midfield of Dembele and Capoue means no flat-out insane experimentation like what we've gotten in past matches. Maybe Sherwood is starting to get it?

United is without Van Persie as expected, but Rooney does start today in the hole behind Welbeck. Michael Carrick starts at CM in a move that is sure to enrage Callum Hamilton. So there's that.

Remember the rules, folks: no links to illegal streams, be good to each other, try and tamp down the negativity even if things are going poorly. We're all Spurs fans and we all want the team to do well, but it's still just a game.

Come On You Blimp-Headed Army!

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