Ahead of the pivotal top four clash in the Premier League tonight, here is the Spurs predicted lineup I would expect interim boss Ryan Mason to field against Manchester United to maximise his side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League. A big response is needed from the shocking Newcastle United display.
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Spurs predicted lineup vs Manchester United
Let’s get this underway with the most obvious choice, Fraser Forster will be between the sticks given the absence to Lloris. Let’s put it this way, as long as he only concedes four goals in the opening twenty minutes, it’ll be an improvement on his senior’s shambolic display last time out.
I do think Spurs will go to a back four and there will be personnel changes to the back four as they were SHOCKING last time out.
Cristian Romero and Eric Dier will be the centre back pairing of choice. Romero was potentially the worst player on the pitch last time out, however, it’s proven that when he does play well, it usually transcends across the defence. Spurs could do with a big performance from these two.
Porro will be benched in favour of a more defensive-minded full-back. I think Mason will field Japhet Tanganga at right-back and Ben Davies at left-back. Although these two could do a job in the final third, playing full-backs who are defensively resilient against a strong and fast United front-three makes the most sense.
It’ll be a midfield trio of Oliver Skipp, who has been Spurs’ only diamond in the rough recently, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who can act as a box-to-box midfielder against a star-studded United midfield and Pape Sarr, who will hope to stay on the pitch for longer than 23 minutes after being unfairly axed due to Stellini’s cluelessness.
The front three will be the most important to Spurs as they look to break down a United defence which has kept a clean sheet in the last three league matches. Harry Kane will start, despite rumours he may be joining United next season. He’ll start alongside Son Heung-Min and Richarlison.
I do think Spurs can go out and snatch a win here, and it’ll be quite the statement in the race for the top four.
What’s your score prediction for Spurs vs Manchester United?