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4 Players who would be instrumental for Tottenham vs Manchester United

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Tottenham are currently on a roll
Tottenham are currently on a roll

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham have been on a roll at the moment. Their 1-0 victory against Chelsea in the semi-final of the EFL cup goes to show they are capable. Though Harry Kane’s goal was disputed, they still managed to put on a mature display to take the win to the second leg of the tie.

Against Manchester United on Sunday, they will have to dig deep again if they are to come out of the game with something. They will know that the 3-0 win they inflicted on Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this season was during a different time.

The Manchester United they are going to face at Wembley will be a different side from the one they dismantled at Old Trafford. The team now seems to be rejuvenated and will be full of confidence having won five of their last games under their new manager.

Pochettino will want his side not to be cowed but play with the same vigor and swagger they played with at Old Trafford in their last outing. For them to pull off a win, they will have some players that will be instrumental for them.

Assuming that all are fit for this game, here are the players that will be instrumental for Tottenham against Manchester United.

#1 Harry Winks

Harry Winks
Harry Winks

Since Eric Dier isn’t expected to start a game anytime soon, the amazing Harry Winks will continue in his capacity as a defensive midfielder against United. Harry Winks will be the one tasked with keeping an eye out for the deep runners from the Manchester United midfield and help ensure that his defence isn’t overrun.

He will also be the one who will be recycling possession for Tottenham and quickly turning defence into attack. He has proved that he is quite capable of doing the same this season. He has undoubtedly been in sensational form.

Against Manchester United, Winks is likely to come up against Paul Pogba who has been in sensational form as well under Ole Gunnar. He will want to get the better of the French superstar, to ensure that his team picks up something from this tie.

Winks has already shown that he has experience that trumps his age and Manchester United will have a tough quarterback to deal with here.

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