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January 20, 2013 7:00 PM EAT
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Tottenham - Manchester United Preview: Red Devils out for revenge at ground they have not lost at in 12 years

Sir Alex Ferguson will have the 3-2 defeat to Spurs in mind as he takes his team to White Hart Lane, a ground he has enjoyed immense success at over the years

By Jay Jaffa

EPL; Andre Villas-Boas; Manchester United Vs Tottenham Hotspur's
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

TOTTENHAM

Lloris
Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto

Parker, Dembele
Lennon, Dempsey, Bale

Defoe

MANCHESTER UNITED

De Gea
Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra

Carrick, Cleverley
Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa

Van Persie


Both sides were dealt cruel blows this week as Tottenham look set to miss Sandro for some time after the midfielder underwent surgery on a knee problem picked up in the 0-0 draw at QPR last weekend.

Younes Kaboul remains sidelined with a knee problem while William Gallas (calf) looks set to miss out as well.

For Manchester United, Darren Fletcher has been ruled out for the season following surgery on his ongoing bowel condition.

Nemanja Vidic is expected to return after suffering concussion in the club's 2-1 win over Liverpool, while Jonny Evans has been ruled out of the trip to White Hart Lane after suffering a hamstring injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Despite beating Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford in September, Tottenham have not tasted victory over Sir Alex's men in 11 Premier League home games - a run stretching back to 2001.
  • Jermain Defoe (pictured right) is in something of a goal drought, finding the net just once in his last seven league appearances.
  • No team has conceded more goals (17) to top eight opposition than Andre Villas-Boas' side.
  • Since March 2011, Manchester United have won 22 and drawn five (losing none) of away games in which they have scored.
  • Robin van Persie has scored 21 goals in 27 games for United this season. At the same stage last campaign, he had 22 goals to his name.
  • Sir Alex's side have scored the most goals away from home (26 in 11 games) than any other team.
  • However on the two occasions in which they have failed to score on the road (vs Norwich and Everton) United have lost.


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