7 Goals in 8 appearances: Striker key as Manchester United welcome Spurs

Wayne Rooney

Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford on Sunday, with the race for Champions League football hotter than ever.

With 10 games left, the race for the Premier League’s top four is entering the home straight and this game could have a significant bearing on the final positions. The Red Devils currently occupy the fourth Champions League spot, with Tottenham three points behind in sixth place.

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

0 - Following a run of 17 wins and no defeats in 22 Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United have won none of the last five meetings (D3 L2).

3 - Spurs are only the third team in the Premier League era to go five league games unbeaten against the Red Devils, after Liverpool (2000-2002) and Blackburn Rovers (2004-2006).

11 - The Red Devils have won 11 of their last 13 Premier League matches at Old Trafford (D1 L1), while they have lost just two of their last 18 Premier League matches (W12 D4 L2). Worryingly for the Red Devils, they have lost their last two home games against Tottenham.

7 - Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his last eight Premier League starts against Spurs. Having scored 94 goals at Old Trafford, only Alan Shearer with 97 at St James Park (two for Blackburn) and Thierry Henry with 114 at Highbury have recorded more goals on one single ground in Premier League history.

6 - Harry Kane has scored in his last six Premier League away games; only one player in the competition's history (Robin van Persie, nine in a row) has scored in seven consecutive away games.

Bonus: Tottenham have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (16).

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