CONFIRMED- Line-ups for Tottenham v Manchester United - Van Persie out

Who starts the game at White Hart Lane which kicks off in just under an hours time?

Today sees an early kick-off at White Hart Lane - and it is a crunch tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the Premier League.

Spurs come into the game reeling from their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of United’s city rivals Manchester City last week - although a comfortable Europa League victory against Tromso may have improved confidence levels at the club - we doubt it was worth the Arctic Circle commute.

Manchester United meanwhile also suffered a blow last week - conceding a late goal to Cardiff City that saw them draw 2-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

However their confidence boost in mid-week was far more emphatic.

They thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 in Germany as Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Shinji Kagawa all put in tremendous performances at the BayArena.

It leaves Moyes with a selection headache - in particular with his striking options as well as whether to play Giggs from the start again, after the Welshman turned 40 this week.

Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic should also be back in contention - but after the performances of his starting strikers and centre-backs in midweek, Moyes has a tough decision on his hands.

AVB must decide on his best XI - but will be without Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose and Harry Kane, while Emmanuel Adebayor has a groin injury which requires a late test.

So who makes it and who doesn’t?

Here are the line-ups for today’s crunch tie …

Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Sandro; Lennon, Dembele, Chadli; Soldado

Subs: Friedel, Kaboul, Capoue, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Defoe

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Jones, Kagawa, Welbeck; Rooney.

Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Anderson, Fellaini, Nani, Young, Hernandez

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