Tottenham’s contention for the Premier League title will be put to the test on Sunday when they visit Old Trafford to play Manchester United, according to Ange Postecoglou.
Erik ten Hag’s team, who is eight points behind Spurs in eighth place, will face a Manchester United team that has struggled with consistency this year. Despite a roster of players with double digits of injuries and suspensions, Tottenham has performed well since Postecoglou took over.
Even though more injuries have limited his choices, Postecoglou still has some options in defence. With Son Heung-min, Pape Matar Sarr, and Yves Bissouma all on international service, he will be missing Ben Davies, Giovani Lo Celso, and Dane Scarlett for the next month or so. However, he has added Radu Dragusin and Timo Werner to the team.
Postecoglou expressed optimism to football.london that the Romanian player, who will start for him on the bench, would have his work permit straightened out in time for Sunday’s game. In addition, Cristian Romero is back in training and Micky van de Ven is well. The manager of Spurs speculated that the Argentine may have had too much time to prepare for this match if the vice captain returns right away to the starting lineup.
Dejan Kulusevski struggles with a virus that has affected the entire squad, so both Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg start on either side of Rodrigo Bentancur in the midfield. With Son away, Werner makes his attacking debut on the left side of the attack, where he hasn’t played in a competitive game since November 4. Brennan Johnson and Richarlison will look to make an impact up top.
Due to Kulusevski’s injury and Sessegnon’s absence from the squad, Spurs only have eight players on the bench.
The Tottenham squad that Postecoglou has chosen is as follows:
Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Skipp, Bentancur, Hojbjerg; Johnson, Richarlison, Werner. Forster, Austin, Dragusin, Emerson, Dorrington, Santiago, Gil, Donley are the substitutes.