- Tottenham’s defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this season was their 80th in league competition against Manchester United – 11 more defeats than versus any other opponent.
- Spurs have won two of their seven Premier League matches against Manchester United under Mauricio Pochettino (D1 L4), as many as they’d won across their previous 26 games against the United, spanning eight different managers (Glenn Hoddle, David Pleat, Jacques Santini, Martin Jol, Juande Ramos, Harry Redknapp, Andre Villas-Boas, Tim Sherwood).
- Tottenham have won their last two home league games against Manchester United – they last won three consecutively against them back in September 1966.
- Spurs have picked up just three points in their five games against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd this season (W1 D0 L4), fewer than any other ‘big six’ side in these fixtures.
- No team are on a current longer unbeaten run in the Premier League than Manchester United (8).
- Mauricio Pochettino is unbeaten in his last three Premier League home games against Jose Mourinho (W2 D1), winning 5-3 against Chelsea in January 2015, and in this exact fixture in May last season.
- Alexis Sanchez could make his Premier League debut for Man Utd in this game; he scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Spurs in November, and could become the third player to score against them for two different clubs in the same Premier League season after Eric Cantona in 1992-93 and Benito Carbone in 1999-00.
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