Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United: All the key pre-match stats

Wayne Rooney

Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur, we bring you all the best Opta Stats, featuring Wayne Rooney, Christian Eriksen and Angel di Maria.

Here are the top five statistics ahead of Sunday's encounter:

44 - In total there have been 44 Premier League encounters between the two sides. United have won 29, lost five and drawn 10. The last six meetings between the two sides have been high-scoring affairs with 21 goals scored in total.

9 - Wayne Rooney has scored nine goals in 13 Premier League appearances for United against Tottenham, six of which have been netted at White Hart Lane. The England captain has eight goals to his name this season, having scored twice against Newcastle United on Boxing Day.

13 - Spurs have won none of their last 13 Premier League games against the Red Devils at White Hart Lane (W0 D5 L8). The first game of this winless run saw Tottenham leading 3-0 at half-time before a United comeback resulted in a 3-5 final scoreline (September 2001).

31 - United will be without Angel di Maria for this clash, who has been ruled out with a thigh injury that he suffered in training on Christmas Eve. The Argentina international winger is the Red Devils' most creative player this season, having fashioned 31 key passes - 10 more than Wayne Rooney. Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen tops the rankings at White Hart Lane. 

  TeamKey PassesGoal AssistsAppearances
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 42 1 18
Ángel Di María Man Utd 31 6 12
Erik Lamela Tottenham 30 4 18
Nacer Chadli Tottenham 21 3 15
Wayne Rooney Man Utd 21 4 14

1 - The one concern for United manager Louis van Gaal is that his side have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League away games.

Nevertheless, Spurs have scored just seven goals in their last eight top-flight games at White Hart Lane, while the Lilywhites have won just four of their nine home games this term. 

  SeasonGoals ScoredGoals ConcededClean Sheet
Man Utd 2014-2015 33 19 5
Tottenham 2014-2015 24 24 4

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