This would ordinarily be a big game, given the mood in the camp things have taken a sinister twist, and so we can expect some strong reactions to the game, whatever the outcome. Tottenham are looking to pull off their first league double against Manchester United since a man called Terry Venables was in charge (this must have been in the dreadful 1990s and so really ought to be stricken from the records, eh?).
Spurs are minus Matt Doherty and Ben Davies, so it will be interesting to see which formation Mourinho goes with at the back – we’ll look for a plausible Xi in due course this afternoon. Davies could be out for some while yet, as could Doherty. A thank you to Ireland and Wales for your support.
Manchester United will be minus Jones and Martial, according to Physio Room. Eric Bailly had tested positive for Covid-19. Pogba and Shaw are both subject to late fitness tests.