Predicted Manchester United XI v Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday looking for a second win of the season.

Tottenham have played a game more and are just one point ahead of United.

A home win here will help make up for the opening day defeat to Crystal Palace.

United beat Tottenham 2-1 at Old Trafford last season with Marcus Rashford scoring both goals.

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Decisions this weekend

It says a lot about Dean Henderson’s progress that it would not be a surprise to see him named in the starting line up ahead of David de Gea for a future Premier League game.

This weekend? Probably not. De Gea is likely to retain his place.

A bigger decision comes regarding who plays in front of the goalkeeper in central defence.

Eric Bailly has more than earned a chance in central defence ahead of Victor Lindelof, to partner Harry Maguire.

United’s front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood picks itself.

The midfield is a little tougher to predict. Nemanja Matic will probably return to the side after resting in midweek.

Bruno Fernandes is also likely to start, although it’s worth noting The Mirror claim he has a small thigh knock. He is still expected to start this weekend.

Donny van de Beek is putting a strong case forward to start. But this is still a game we would expect Paul Pogba to get the nod.

Van de Beek will likely be on the bench with Juan Mata, two of the stars of United’s midweek display.

The one change from the Brighton game would be Eric Bailly coming in.

United will have to play a lot better than we did last weekend to get a result against a Spurs side coming off two midweek victories.

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