With Harry Kane ruled out until match, Tottenham Hotspur could find their ride through this campaign difficult.
Spurs have been in a brilliant form since the season kicked off, and that is clearly evident with their position on the Premier League table.
Spurs suffered a one-nil defeat to a rejuvenated all stars United side under new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Wembley in the weekend.
Talisman Kane sustained an ankle injury in the clash and is expected to not make any appearances until March.
This has not settled down well at Wembley, with news peddling around that a top-level meeting had been called to provide a quick fix for the problem, until he makes a good comeback.
The north Londoners have flagged Liverpool’s Divock Origi as a short-term replacement for Kane.
Origi has endured a tough spell at Anfield, but Spurs are currently out of their depths here. Mauricio Pochettino’s side has South Korean Heung-Min Son cropped out of their first team lineup because of international duty. And Fernando Llorende is a long shot away from being tried due to his dwindling form.
With Origi at the back of the minds of Spur hierarchy as a replacement for Kane, it remains to be seen if Liverpool will allow him join their rivals this month.