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Doubts over key stars for Wembley clash

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Tottenham and Manchester United are both hoping their key stars will be fit for today’s Premier League blockbuster at Wembley.

The two sides clash at the national stadium this afternoon in a huge top-flight match.

Man United star Paul Pogba

Tottenham vs Man United: Team news

Tottenham will have to assess Lucas Moura ahead of the visit of United.

The Brazil forward missed the midweek Carabao Cup win over Chelsea with a knee injury and will face a fitness test ahead of the 4:30pm kick off.

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Eric Dier (appendicitis) and Victor Wanyama (knee) miss out, while Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele are back in training but not match fit.

Manchester United, meanwhile, should be set to welcome back Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman missed last weekend’s FA Cup win over Reading because of a knock to his right leg but the Red Devils believe the midfielder is ready to start.

Marcos Rojo has returned to Argentina as his injury is taking longer to heal than anticipated while Chris Smalling (foot) is a doubt and Eric Bailly is still suspended.

Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Gazzaniga, Trippier, Alderweireld, Aurier, Sanchez, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Winks, Eriksen, Sissoko, Skipp, Lamela, Lucas, Alli, Son, Kane, Llorente.

Man United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Dalot, Darmian, Valencia, Shaw, Young, Jones, Lindelof, Smalling, Fred, Gomes, Matic, Pereira, Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Fellaini, Mata, Rashford, Martial, Lukaku, Sanchez.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham take on Man United today

Tottenham vs Man United: What the managers have said

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: “Of course, it’s a massive game because it’s Manchester United, everyone knows what it means to play against Manchester United but, this season, all look like big games and all are important.

“We are so excited and be sure that we are going to be ready to compete in our best way.

“They are doing a very good job. They are at a very good level at the moment and it’s true that they arrive a little bit more fresh and have spent some time preparing for the game while we were involved in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, but we are going to arrive in a very good condition and ready to compete.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United take on Tottenham today

Man United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Of course it will be tough but, then again, we can make it tough for them.

“They [Spurs] have got strengths and weaknesses, as have we, so it’s one of those games that we’ll need, and the cup game against Arsenal, before we go into the Champions League against PSG because that’s the ultimate test.

”So, for me, the Spurs game isn’t the be all and end all. Of course it’s important, but it’s preparation for the rest of the season and the way going forward.

“We’ve won five games and you learn so much by winning but, when you get these tougher games, then you learn more about the personalities and how they deal with these situations.“

Source : TalkSport

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