Erik Lamela is developing a fine understanding with Harry Kane

PREVIEW By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Erik Lamela comes into contention for a return to the Tottenham team after training fully this week.

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to choose between Lamela and Heung-Min Son for the place on the right flank against Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The Argentine winger was unavailable for the 1-1 draw against Liverpool last Saturday, with Son playing 66 minutes before he was replaced by Nacer Chadli late on.

Lamela, who has started 22 of Spurs’ 32 Premier League matches this season, has scored nine goals in all competitions compared to six for Son, who has been in the starting X1 for 10 league fixtures.

Lamela’s distribution is mixed but he offers cutting edge as well as a prodigious work-rate when closing down space and trying to win back the ball.

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With Jan Vertonghen working his way back from knee ligament damage, the other big decision facing Pochettino is likely to be the identity of Toby Alderweireld’s central defensive partner.

Kevin Wimmer has started every Spurs match since replacing Vertonghen at the end of January and has performed impressively in his first extended run in the team.

Gven that the Belgium international has not played for two-and-a-half months, it would be a surprise if he was immediately restored to the starting X1.

Tottenham (possible): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.