Manchester United will be out to bounce back from their FA cup exit at the hands of Arsenal when they take on another London side, Tottenham Hotspur, on Sunday.
To do that however they will have to overcome a newly discovered hoodoo over the North London side. The Red Devils have lost two and drawn three of their last five meetings having previously enjoyed a 22 game unbeaten run against Spurs.
Amazingly Mauricio Pochettino’s men are just one of three clubs to have gone 5 games unbeaten against United, joining an elite club that includes Blackburn (2004-2006) and Liverpool (2000-2002).
United manager Louis Van Gaal has a virtually injury free squad to choose from with Robin Van Persie the only confirmed absentee. Van Gaal revealed Marcos Rojo is a minor doubt due to a knock the defender picked up in the FA Cup while Jonny Evans and Angel Di Maria miss out due to suspension.
Spurs meanwhile will be at full strength with Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul and Etienne Capoue all hoping to be included in some capacity having not been involved in a squad since January.
Double-player of the month, Harry Kane will be out to join an elite club on Sunday.
The in-form Spurs forward has scored in his last 6 away games and needs a goal against United to become only the second player, alongside Van Persie, to score in 7 consecutive away games.
While Kane has been in stunning form this season, his rival for a place in the England team, current captain, Wayne Rooney has been somewhat indifferent.
That said the forward has impressed in recent weeks and he will hope to the seven goals he has scored in his last 8 games against United, especially as Spurs have failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 of their last 12 away game.