Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Confirmed: United XI to face Tottenham

Sunday 11 April 2021 15:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United team to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are out to protect our season-loan unbeaten away run in the 2020/21 Premier League and can close the lead on runaway leaders Manchester City after our neighbours' surprise home defeat to Leeds United on Saturday.

A second visit to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium pits Ole's side against Jose Mourinho's men again after a 1-1 draw in our first game back in Project Restart last year.

Edinson Cavani starts in attack, with Mason Greenwood moving to the bench, and Marcus Rashford is fit enough to make the team. Paul Pogba is likely to operate on the left-hand side as Fred and Scott McTominay form the two defensive midfield slots.

Dean Henderson gets the nod in goal, after David De Gea featured in the Europa League win over Granada on Thursday night.

There is no Daniel James in the matchday squad but Juan Mata, who has not played since the win over Newcastle United in February, is among the substitutes again.

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Speaking about three changes to his side from the win away to Granada, Ole told MUTV: "We've freshened it up, but we'll also keep doing the same things that we have done.

Also, Dan [James] had an injury from Thursday night, so he couldn’t be with us. Mason [Greenwood] has also had some niggles, so we gave him a rest from the start."

Asked about whether the 6-1 defeat to Spurs will act a motivation, the boss told Sky Sports: "We have to use it as learning because if you give Tottenham the spaces that they want then they're a very, very good team and they'll cause us too many problems to deal with, so we just have to correct the mistakes we made and make sure we're just focusing on today and be the best version of ourselves.

"I think fitness-wise we're better and I think it's testament to the boys that they've come back from a difficult start that we had because we lost three of the first six games, one of them was the 6-1 defeat. The group came together and we've worked hard to be in this position and now it's about finishing the season strongly."



Tottenham: Lloris (c); Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Lo Celso, Lucas, Son; Kane.

Substitutes: Hart, Alderweireld, Tangana, Winks, Sissoko, Dele, Lamela, Bale, Vinicius.

United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani.

Substitutes: De Gea, Telles, Tuanzebe, Williams, Amad, Mata, Matic, van de Beek, Greenwood.