Michael Carrick says Manchester United teammate Robin van Persie will love to score against Tottenham today.

The former Arsenal captain is sure to cop pelters from White Hart Lane fans.

Carrick told The Sun: "Robin will get stick from the Spurs fans I'm sure, but he won't mind that and he'd love to score against them.

"I don't think we expected him to come in and score that many goals. It just seems like this was the right player to the right club for him at the right time. He's come here and settled straight in and that's exactly what we hoped for. He's been terrific.

"It was a good signing for us, giving us an extra threat.

"The other forwards have done well but Robin is grabbing all the headlines, and rightly so far, for what he's done."