Hugo Lloris passed fit to play Manchester United
By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Hugo Lloris has been passed fit to play Manchester United after recovering from the wrist injury that wrecked his pre-season, Football Insider sources understand.
The Tottenham goalkeeper is expected to be named in the matchday squad that travels to Old Trafford for the Saturday lunch-time Premier League clash.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino must decide whether Lloris, the club captain, is given the nod to start over his deputy Michel Vorm despite his lack of match practice.
The Frenchman has been given the all-clear by Spurs medical staff after coming off the bench to play the last 30 minutes of the team’s victory over AC Milan on Wednesday.
It was his first appearance since breaking his right wrist last month in what was claimed to be a freak swimming pool accident.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was guarded about Lloris’ fitness in the aftermath of the win over Milan.
“He played 35 minutes and it was fantastic to see,” Pochettino said. “It was very positive today to assess him, but maybe he is not ready for 90 minutes. But it’s very important he is ready to come back.”