3-4-1-2: How Man Utd should line up against Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night hoping to gain ground on Premier League leaders Manchester City.

We head to North London in great anticipation of Alexis Sanchez making his debut for the Red Devils after his arrival from Arsenal last Monday.

Hosts Tottenham Hotspur boast the Premier League top scorer Harry Kane, playmaker Christian Eriksen, Real Madrid target Dele Alli and star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris among their ranks.

Here is the United lineup I think we’ll see named to face Spurs:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

The Spaniard was rested for our FA Cup victory over Yeovil Town on Friday but has played every single minute in the Premier League so far.  David de Gea heads to Wembley on the back of four consecutive clean sheets.

Defence: Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo was back in the United starting lineup on Friday and I think the Argentinian will keep his place as we revert back to a back three midweek.  We used a 3-4-1-2 formation in our 1-0 victory over Spurs back in October, nullifying Harry Kane’s threat and I can see the same happening for our trip to the capital too.  Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were both rested for the trip to the League Two side at the end of last week so are fresh to start this one.

Midfield: Antonio Valencia, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young

Jose rotated a number of players for our FA Cup tie but Wednesday will see the return of captain Ashley Young.  From right wing back the Ecuadorian will likely be matched up against Christian Eriksen.  As Luke Shaw faced Yeovil and as Ashley Young put in a man of the match performance in the reverse fixture I assume the 32-year-old gets the nod for this one.  Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic is our central midfield partnership.

Attack: Alexis Sanchez; Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku

Alexis Sanchez is set to make his Premier League debut for us in this one.  There had been much speculation that he’d play for us on the right wing before starting on the left on Friday, and I think he’ll be lined up in the number 10 against Tottenham.  Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku have played up top together previously this season and both scored on Friday so the young Englishman could keep his place in the starting lineup ahead of Anthony Martial.

Here is our team on paper:

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