White Hart Lane will be bouncing for Tottenham’s huge tie against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, with Spurs needing a win to keep alive their hopes of being champions, and United requiring points to keep pace with their top four rivals.
Spurs lost two points against their title rivals Leicester last week and will be keen to rectify the situation, with Mauricio Pochettino visibly frustrated after his side’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool last time out.
A point in such a difficult game would usually suffice but the north London outfit have found themselves in an amazing position where they could well be champions for the first time in the Premier League era.
With the Foxes, who hold a seven-point advantage, facing a hard run in to the end of the campaign, Tottenham need to keep in touching distance to capitalise on any slip-ups at the King Power.
The likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, who is the top scorer in the top flight, have been devastating as of late and United’s defence will have to be at their best to keep them at bay.
Louis van Gaal’s side sit only one point off a top four position which seems incredible when you consider the turbulent season at Old Trafford.
Their inconsistent form has been their downfall and even their manager said they were lucky to walk away with three points last time out when they beat Everton 1-0 at Old Trafford.
On their day, the Red Devils’ forward line could give anyone problems, so this could be quite a high scoring affair.
Tottenham could have Jan Vertonghen available again following his return from a knee injury, but Pochettino may be able to pick Eric Lamela who is battling to gain fitness after missing the trip to Liverpool with a knock.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal is still without club captain Wayne Rooney (knee), Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee) and Luke Shaw (broken leg), while Daley Blind could also be absent with a knock.
However, the visitors do have Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Ashley Young ready for selection after they returned from injury.
League Positions: Tottenham – 2nd (62 pts); Manchester United – 5th (53 pts)
Previous Meeting: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham (August 8, 2015)
Form: Tottenham – WLDWWD; Manchester United – LWWLWW
Key Men: Tottenham – Harry Kane; Manchester United – Anthony Martial
Shoot Says: Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United