Danny Welbeck was named man of the match following his excellent display in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool last weekend. It wasn't necessarily what Welbeck did with the ball that was so impressive, although he did get into some good positions in the box, but his energy was crucial high up the pitch without the ball.
Sir Alex Ferguson wanted United to press Liverpool's back four, and Welbeck, fielded as a centre-forward, was the perfect man to press, then drop off and sit on Lucas Leiva.
Ferguson will probably want something similar at White Hart Lane this week, against a Tottenham side that also like to pass out from the back. But Ferguson is likely to have Wayne Rooney back from injury, giving him a selection dilemma upfront alongside Robin van Persie.
Although Welbeck was impressive last week, this might be a game for Rooney. Tottenham have been rocked by the news that holding midfielder Sandro, who has been excellent this season, starting all 22 league games, will be out for the rest of the season following knee surgery.
That means Scott Parker is likely to make his first league start of the season. He's a more all-action battler than Sandro, and lacks the Brazilian's fine understanding with Mousa Dembele, so Rooney might get space between the lines.
But Welbeck deserves a start, too. Considering Ashley Young is doubtful after his injury last weekend, Antonio Valencia is out of form, and Shinji Kagawa might not be the best player to track Kyle Walker's runs, a place on either flank might be more appropriate for Welbeck.