'Electric' - Exclusive: Darren Bent names the likely Tottenham front six v Man United
Darren Bent has tipped a quartet of Tottenham stars to return from injury and start their clash against Manchester United on Friday night.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs striker believes Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Steven Bergwijn and Moussa Sissoko could all get the nod despite having been missing prior to the Premier League shutdown.
Mourinho has confirmed that all of Spurs’ previously injured players are in full training ahead of Friday’s return to action.
Kane and Sissoko have not featured for Spurs since the clash against Southampton on New Year’s Day, with both going under the knife for their respective injuries.
Bent admits it is “massive” to have the attacking pair back and has named a further four players who he thinks are definitely in contention to start.
Bent told Football Insider: “When you get those kinds of players back in Heung-min Son, Sissoko and Harry Kane, it makes a massive difference because all of a sudden the firepower – you’d probably have to say 80 per cent of their firepower is coming back.
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“I’m going Harry Kane down the middle, I’d probably go Kane, Bergwijn and Son, they’d probably be my front three – electric. I know Bergwijn likes to play from the left but on this particular occasion he might have to play from the right.
“Dele Alli’s got the game ban so he can’t play. I like Lo Celso, I’d probably go with Sissoko and then you need one more holder, you need someone in there that’s not going to wander. Against Man United, you’re talking about a lot of firepower.
“You’ve got Pogba, Bruno Fernandes – these are creative midfield players so you need someone who’s just going to protect that back four.
“Whether that’s Winks or Dier, or whether he goes with the two – Winks and Dier – and then maybe Lo Celso in front of them, that might be the way forward.”
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