The race for the top four is reaching an infernal temperature, and Saturday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur is one of the fixtures that could have a big sway on who gets that much-coveted final Champions League spot.

As usual, United’s possible starting XI is the subject of much conjecture, with Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane missing last weekend’s Manchester derby due to Covid, and Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo negotiating injury problems.

The highly anticipated team line-up will be released at exactly 16:30 GMT – one hour ahead of kick-off at Old Trafford – and you can get it hot off the press via the United App,, MUTV and our social channels. Don’t forget to make your United Predictions, either, for the chance to win a signed shirt.

Perhaps the most intriguing discussions around United’s possible team this weekend will focus on the centre-forward position.

Ralf Rangnick experimented with playing two false no.9s, in Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, against Manchester City. And, despite the heavy scoreline come full-time, that approach showed some promise, particularly in the first half.

Will the German persist with something similar this weekend? We played five at the back when we beat Spurs 3-0 away from home earlier in the season, and a similar system at Old Trafford could provide the platform to try something different once again.

That said, if Cavani and Ronaldo are available once more, can we afford to leave them out – even if they are not 100 per cent fit?

Let us know what you’d do by voting in the poll above. But before you do that, check out these hot takes from two of our United-supporting staffers…

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