Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur takes place Saturday in one of the top matches from the English Premier League. United will be looking to keep up the pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table, and a win against Spurs would bring them back to within a point of the Blues. The match kicks off at 12.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will have to decide whether to use star striker Wayne Rooney in his starting line up. Rooney is still coming back from a month out with injury and Ferguson may opt to start him on the bench and bring him on later in the game as an impact player.
Skillful winger Antonio Valencia is unlikely to feature for United though after suffering an angle injury in the Reds' match against Liverpool last week.
Meanwhile Tottenham are likely to bring back Brad Friedel, Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe into the side after all being rested in the Capital One League Cup during midweek.
Manchester United will be firm favorites for this game, and Spurs historically have not done well at Old Trafford. Tottenham in fact have not beaten United at Old Trafford since 1989, losing 22 of their last 26 games there. Some of the younger players in the teams' squads were not even born last time Tottenham won at Manchester United. Spurs have also lost their last nine matches in a row at Old Trafford - so even a draw today would be a result for them.
Spurs have not even beaten Manchester United at any location since 2001, when they won 3-1 at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have also failed to scare at all in four of their last six matches against United.
All the indicators point to a comfortable United win, but the bad run of form has to end some day for Spurs, and their fans will be hoping it will be today.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur kicks off at 12.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.