Here is the latest Manchester United team news ahead of today’s game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Louis van Gaal confirmed Robin van Persie will play no part against Spurs and the Dutch striker is unlikely to feature in next week’s away trip to Anfield either. His absence, and Radamel Falcao’s poor form, leaves United will very few attacking options.
Marcos Rojo remains a doubt for the game having picked up a niggling injury this week. That being said, Rojo doesn’t seem like the sort of player who will let a minor injury get in the way of him playing but it will be up to United’s medical staff to choose whether he is fit or not.
Ashley Young has overcome his own injury problems and is available for selection tomorrow which is a real boost to United. His performances have been crucial for United, least not his last minute winner away to Newcastle, and Angel di Maria’s ban means his availability is doubly important.
Other than injuries, Radamel Falcao completed 70 minutes with the U21s earlier this week and Rafael put in a very impressive performance so will be keen to get his chance back in the first-team.
Today is a crucial match for Man United and the ‘six pointer’ cliche certainly applies. If van Gaal’s side can win, a six point gap will be opened up between United and Spurs.