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Manchester United vs Tottenham preview: Team news, form guide, how to watch (Premier League)



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Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford for their first Premier League fixture of the calendar year.

Manchester United got their 2024 off to a positive start, defeating Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup.

Erik ten Hag‘s men currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, eight points behind Sunday’s opponents in Tottenham Hotspur and nine points behind Arsenal, who are fourth.

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Here, UtdDistrict previews the Spurs clash, giving you the latest team news, form guide, and how to watch the fixture.

Team news

Erik ten Hag provided the latest in his pre-match press conference: “We have had a lot of injuries, so this week in training, the last couple of days, Licha (Lisandro) Martínez training, Casemiro (is) training, Luke Shaw training, so there are players returning, they are coming in for selection for Sunday. Antony, yeah. Eriksen was ill in the week, he will return.

“Antony will return. Amad will return. We have more choice in this moment in the squad to put out a starting XI and create a bench that is stronger.”

Both Casemiro and Lisandro Martínez have been spotted at Old Trafford ahead of the tie.

Meanwhile, Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min, Pape Sarr, and Yves Bissouma (who was suspended anyway) due to international call-ups. They also miss James Maddison, Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, Ivan Perisic, Alejo Veliz, and Manor Solomon due to injury.

Eric Dier will not be part of the squad after moving to Bayern Munich earlier this week, but the game could hand debuts to striker Timo Werner and central defender Radu Drăgușin.

You can read our full team news breakdown here.

Form guide

The end of 2023 saw United win just two of their eight games in December, against Chelsea and Aston Villa, failing to score in five of these fixtures.

Losses against Newcastle, Bournemouth, Bayern Munich, West Ham, and Nottingham Forest saw their form take a drastic turn for the worse, with one draw coming against Liverpool in the midst of this.

Spurs defeated Burnley 1-0 in the FA Cup third round thanks to a winning goal from full-back Pedro Porro, while their December saw the club win four of their seven games. Wins over Newcastle, Forest, Everton, and Bournemouth, were littered between a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City, as well as league defeats against West Ham and Brighton.

How to watch

The Premier League clash at Old Trafford will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League – it will kick off on Sunday, 14 January, at 16:30 GMT.

BBC Radio 5 Live will provide radio coverage, and the official live stream for the game will be on the Sky Go app, which requires a subscription to use. All other global TV channel information can be found here.

UtdDistrict will cover the entire fixture on X, including the pre-match build-up, match commentary, and post-match reaction for those unable to watch the game.