Such a purple patch has seen them climb to within three points of the top four – in sixth place - following a turbulent start to life under David Moyes.
Tottenham sit level with the Old Trafford outfit on 34 points as Tim Sherwood has won two of three in the league since taking charge.
The encounter in turn has serious implications for two sides that have disappointed, and the knowledge that a victory will provide a massive boost to their aspirations of Champions League football should make for an aggressive encounter.
Following are three interesting stats ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Old Trafford...
1) Manchester United have lost just once to Spurs in 28 of the clubs’ last 29 meetings across all competitions. Tottenham’s lone victory in this stretch came in the most recent contest at Old Trafford in September 2012, with Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey on target for the visitors in a 3-2 triumph.