Mourinho eyes new record on return to Old Trafford
The game will take place on the weekend of Saturday, January 4, with fixtures taking place between the 3rd and 6th.
A further announcement on televised fixtures will be made in the coming weeks.
United’s FA Cup tie will be sandwiched between facing Arsenal in the Premier League on New Year’s Day and then hosting Norwich in the league the following weekend.
Solskjaer will be looking to build on last season’s run in the FA Cup which saw them beaten in the quarter-finals by Wolves.
Although they have struggled for form in the league this season United have been better in cup competitions. They have secured a place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup, as well as passage from their Europa League group.
ALL eyes will be on Old Trafford tomorrow as United host Tottenham in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go into the encounter in desperate need of a win after they failed to beat Aston Villa at home over the weekend, the game finishing in a 2-2 draw.
United go into match ninth in the league and in need of a positive result if they are to keep their slim hopes of a top-four finish alive.
However, they face a Spurs side revitalised under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese has won all three of his games in charge of the London club and can equal a league record this week, not that he needs any extra motivation against his former club United.
Victory for Mourinho would see him become just the third manager to win a Premier League away game at Old Trafford with two different clubs – after Martin O’Neill and Rafael Benitez – having won there 3-1 with Chelsea in May 2005.
Not only that, but the 56-year-old could become the first ever Tottenham manager to win their first three top-flight games in charge of the club.
Recent history also suggests the visitors would have a good chance of doing so this week.
United have lost three of their last seven home league against Spurs, including this exact fixture 0-3 last season.
They’d only lost two of their previous 36 at home against them in the top-flight.
UNITED have been drawn to face Wolves away in the third round of the FA Cup. Christian Eriksen continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford