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The England striker made his return from injury in the midweek win over Newcastle but has not regained his place in the Red Devils' starting line-up in the Premier League

Wayne Rooney has been named as a substitute upon his return to Premier League action for Manchester United's clash with Tottenham.

The England striker made his comeback from a thigh gash in the League Cup win over Newcastle in midweek but has not done enough to oust in-form forward pairing Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie.

Anders Lindegaard has done enough to keep his place between the sticks as Sir Alex Ferguson names the same starting line-up which tasted victory over Liverpool last Sunday.

Brad Friedel again keeps Hugo Lloris on the bench and starts in goal for Spurs as Steven Caulker makes his first League start of the season and Jan Verthongen moves to left-back.

The 20 year-old defender's place in the starting line-up means Micahel Dawson remains on the bench whilst in-form Jermain Defoe keeps his place up front as Andre Villas Boas aims to lead the North Londoners to their first Premier League win at Old Trafford.

Manchester United: Lindegaard, Rafael, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Scholes, Nani, Giggs, Carrick, Kagawa, Van Persie.

Subs:  De Gea, Anderson, Wootton, Cleverley, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck

Tottenham: Friedel, Verthongen, Gallas, Caulker, Walker, Dempsey, Lennon, Bale, Sandro, Defoe, Dembele.

Subs: Lloris, Dawson, Huddlestone, Falque, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Mason

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