Dier axed in Pochettino 4-2-3-1: Tottenham best possible XI v Manchester United
By Amir Mir
Tottenham will take on Manchester United in a Premier League encounter on Sunday afternoon at White Hart Lane.
During their previous clash, Spurs suffered a damaging 1-0 defeat against their London rivals, West Ham away from home.
As a result, manager Mauricio Pochettino should make one change from that Hammers defeat by axing midfield ace Eric Dier for the powerhouse Mousa Dembele.
There is no doubt that the players and supporters will be fired up for this fixture because it is the last match to be played at White Hart Lane.
Therefore, boyhood Tottenham fan, Harry Kane must start the match as he will be hoping to score the winning goal.
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Attacking midfielder Dele Alli should play in behind Kane, with the versatile Son-Heung Min and playmaker Christian Eriksen playing as wide midfielders.
The manner in which the quartet perform could be crucial for Pochettino because they supply the danger and threat to the opposition.
After being dropped from the previous match, Dembele should be brought back into the starting XI, with the reliable Victor Wanyama alongside him.
Dembele provides that extra edge and ability to drive through the midfield which could prove to be crucial against a United side that has opted to play defensive away from home this term.
Furthermore, Pochettino should keep his back four from the previous fixture, including right-back Kyle Walker, who was given the run around by Manuel Lanzini last Friday.
United manager, Jose Mourinho practically played six at the back during their previous league match and in order to beat that defensive wall, Walker’s extra pace will come into effect.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochetttino has delivered his verdict ahead of the Manchester United clash.