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Predicted Tottenham Line-up To Face Manchester United In The Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur will look to continue their good run of form in the Premier League, when they pay a visit to the Old Trafford this weekend, to face off against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

The Lilywhites sit third in the table, level on points with their Saturday’s opponents after 9 games in the league. A win could see us move into the second position and close down the gap on leaders Manchester City. We might have lost the cup tie against West Ham United during the midweek, but the team’s performance against Liverpool last weekend, when they beat the Reds 4-1 should fill the fans with great optimism ahead of this massive contest.

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Midfield stalwart Mousa Dembele returned to action against the Hammers on Wednesday night and that will be a major boost for Mauricio Pochettino. Danny Rose too started his first game since January this year, and could challenge Ben Davies for a spot in the playing line-up. However, Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela remain unavailable.  

Here’s how Poch might set out his team against the Red Devils on Saturday:

Formation: 3-4-2-1 

Hugo Lloris (GK) 

The club captain should resume his duties between the sticks, after having been given a night off during the midweek. 

Toby Alderweireld (CB) 

The Belgian international is a rock in our defence and will undoubtedly take the field against United on Saturday. 

Davinson Sanchez (CB) 

The Colombian centre-half is proving to be a brilliant summer acquisition by the club, churning out one impressive performance after the other. Will return to the playing setup, after being benched on Wednesday.  

Davinson Sanchez

Jan Vertonghen (CB) 

Completing our back three for the clash should be another Belgian, Jan Vertonghen. The former Ajax man will look to dominate his fellow countryman Romelu Lukaku. 

Serge Aurier (RWB) 

The Ivory Coast international was given a rest against West Ham in the Carabao Cup and might make a comeback to the starting XI, in place of Kieran Trippier.  

Eric Dier (CM) 

The 23-year old England international should continue to play the midfield anchor for us in Victor Wanyama’s absence.  

Harry Winks (CM) 

Despite Dembele’s return to full fitness, young Harry Winks is likely to get the nod on Saturday, owing to his string of impressive displays in the recent past.

Harry Winks of Tottenham.

Harry Winks

Ben Davies (LWB) 

The Welshman has recovered from his bout of illness and is in line for a start on Saturday, ahead of competitor Danny Rose.  

Christian Eriksen (RAM) 

Tottenham’s creator-in-chief, Christian Eriksen only played a brief cameo from the bench, in the loss against West Ham. Will definitely return to the line-up on Saturday. 

Dele Alli (LAM) 

The English midfielder scored against Liverpool last weekend and added another strike in the midweek. Looks to be regaining his touch and will hope to continue in the same vein at Old Trafford. 

Harry Kane (ST) 

Leading the line for us on Saturday, will be our star man Harry Kane. The academy graduate was brilliant against Liverpool last weekend, scoring twice and registering an assist, and will hope to have a similar impact against United as well.

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We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

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Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

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Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

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Kieran Trippier – 6/10

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Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

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Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

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Danny Rose – 7/10

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Eric Dier – 5.5/10

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Mousa Dembele – 7/10

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Son Heung-min – 6/10

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Christian Eriksen – 6/10

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Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

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Harry Kane – 6.5/10

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Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

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Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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