MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert — The starting lineups for Manchester United and Tottenham in the English Premier League today, as second place takes on third place at Old Trafford.
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Man United manager Jose Mourinho made three changes from the team that was defeated in the Premier League at Huddersfield last weekend with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Marcus Rashford coming in.
Juan Mata and Anthony Martial who were both substituted at halftime against Huddersfield, as well as Jesse Lingard, are the players making way and are both on the bench today.
Bailly, who returns from injury, will play alongside Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as it looks like Mourinho has decided to play with a back-three in defense.
Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are the set to be the full-backs.
Rashford comes into the side to join Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku in the attack.
Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic remain the preferred central midfield pair.
Meanwhile, Tottenham also make three changes from the starting team that beat Liverpool 4-1 last week.
Leading striker Harry Kane is out because of injury, so Heung-Min Son gets the nod ahead of Fernando Llorente, who was hoping to make his full English Premier League debut since his move from Swansea City.
Davinson Sanchez and Kieran Trippier have both been dropped to the bench, while Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier and Ben Davies all start today.
Manchester United remain without injured midfielders Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Tottenham Team to play Manchester United:
Lloris, Aurier, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko, Son. Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Rose, Sanchez, Llorente, Dembele, Nkoudou.
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS
Manchester United Team to play Tottenham:
De Gea, Bailly, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Herrera, Matic, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Mata, Martial, Lingard, Blind, Darmian, McTominay.