Roberto Firmino roared back to form with a brace against Swansea City, but he couldn't prevent a Liverpool loss as the hosts went down 3-2 to the Swans on Saturday.
Swansea City moved one step closer to safety this season, at the cost of struggling defending champions Chelsea, with a 1-0 win at the Liberty stadium.
One big relief for Manchester United after a turbulent year will be the fact that they have no new injuries at the beginning of the New Year and will field a similar starting XI against Swansea to the one that played against Chelsea in their last game.
Iceland took a big step towards sealing their ticket to Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win in the Netherlands on Thursday which put the Dutch in danger of missing the finals in France.
Swansea will welcome Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday night and hope they can end their opponents' unbeaten run in the league in 2015.
Liverpool host Swansea on Monday and would be looking for their second successive win.
Tottenham offered Gylfi Sigurdsson in exchange of Swansea City's Ben Davies and Michael Vorm. Swansea rejected the swap deal, but an improved offer is expected.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor doubtful to start against Arsenal FC, while Sigurdsson returns to the line-up.
Sigurdsson has been signed by Tottenham as their first transfer this season. TheHardTackle sheds light on the Icelandic international and his possible impact.