Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford almost a year after leaving Manchester United, with his fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur side lying four spots and two points ahead of the hosts.

Man Utd are targeting a first win in three matches after back-to-back draws with Sheffield United and Aston Villa.

Team news
Paul Pogba (ankle) is still missing for Man Utd but Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic could return in midfield.

Spurs remain without Ben Davies (ankle), Erik Lamela (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Michel Vorm (calf).

Did you know?
Mourinho can become just the third visiting manager to win a Premier League match at Old Trafford with two different clubs, after Martin O’Neill and Rafael Benitez, having won there 3-1 with Chelsea in May 2005.

The Portuguese could also become the first ever Spurs manager or head coach to win their first three top-flight matches in charge of the club.

Both of last season’s Premier League meetings between these teams were won by the away team. The home team had won the previous seven in a row.

Spurs have lost more Premier League games against Man Utd than they have against any other side in the competition, with 34.

Match officials
Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Harry Lennard. Fourth official: Stuart Attwell. VAR: Michael Oliver. Assistant VAR: Stuart Burt.