Date, time and coverage: Sunday 20 January, 16:00 GMT. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. You can also follow the action live via ManUtd.com’s radio and text commentary.
Form guide: United's long unbeaten Barclays Premier League run will be put to the test at Tottenham, with Spurs striving for a double over Sir Alex's side. The Reds have gone 10 league matches without losing since the reverse at Norwich and have started 2013 with three wins out of four in all competitions. Spurs are also in hot form with Andres Villas-Boas pipping the boss to December's Manager of the Month award. The North Londoners have strung together a run of seven matches without loss but were held to a goalless draw by struggling QPR last time out.
Betting: United are favourites to win this weekend (2.30) with the hosts priced up at 2.90. The draw is 3.40. Other possible wagers include Tottenham half time / United full time at an attractive 26.00 or the prospect of no goals (10.00) which has happened a couple of times in the fixture recently. For more odds, check out bwin.
Ins and outs: Jonny Evans won't be ready to return after his hamstring wasn't risked against West Ham in midweek but Nemanja Vidic is in contention to play following his concussion. Ashley Young misses out but the winger's absence is off-set by Nani's return with Wayne Rooney and Anderson adding to the options open to the boss. Spurs are without Sandro, who underwent knee surgery this week, as well as Younes Kaboul and potentially William Gallas. Emmanuel Adebayor is on African Cup of Nations duty with Togo.
Last meeting: Tottenham won at Old Trafford for the first time for 23 years back in September. A Jan Vertonghen shot eventually went down as a Jonny Evans own goal and Gareth Bale doubled the lead with an individual strike. Clint Dempsey restored the two-goal margin seconds after Nani pulled