Manchester United have been boosted by the news that Paul Pogba is available after he recovered from a knee problem but Marcos Rojo has gone back to Argentina to continue his recovery from an unspecified injury.
Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title ambitions suffered a major blow as Marcus Rashford's goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Wembley on Sunday to maintain caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's flawless start.
Asked by Sky Sports' Jamie Redknapp what has brought about the upturn in his form, Pogba said that Solskjaer's tactics and style of play are helping him to enjoy his football, in what seemed to be a clear dig at Jose Mourinho's pragmatic style.
Solskjaer, loaned to United by Norwegian club Molde for the rest of this season, reiterated that there have been no discussions with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over the permanent job despite his desire to take the hot seat.
Manchester United won't have Eric Bailly (suspension) and Marcos Rojo (injury); in fact, the Argentinian defender travelled to his native country so he can enter a rehab program closer to his family.
There must still be serious reservations at this early stage about whether Solskjaer will be handed the reins long-term but wins like this, built on a positive tactical platform from a resurgent team before a truly exception display of goalkeeping from David de Gea, will strengthen his case. I think Manchester United arrive in a very good level, with very good momentum. But not to be outdone is Jesse Lingard, who was attentive enough to steal the ball from Kevin Trippier with one touch and set the ball up for Pogba's assist.
Meanwhile, Manchester United interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was clearly looking forward to the challenge: "You always adapt to any opposition we play", he told www.manutd.com.
Nightmares of De Gea, that's what Spurs players and coaches will have Sunday night. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. "The team spirit is fantastic and, secondly, we've shown we can defend today".
Sir Alex Ferguson looked like a proud father as the goalkeeper he signed in 2011 flourished at Wembley under the guidance of a player who sealed the treble for his side in 1999.
"He's got good players, it's the same with me".
De Gea made more saves in the second half than any other goalkeeper has managed in an entire match so far this season.