Man Utd set to be without ever-present player for Spurs match

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham’s failure to build some momentum going into the international break has left the team in a perilous position just twelve games into the new season.

The North London club find themselves in 14th place in the Premier League table and with their form showing no signs of turning around, it is difficult to see where Tottenham’s next three points are going to come from.

The next three games also look far from straight forward with Spurs having to travel to both West Ham and Manchester United as well as welcoming Bournemouth to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in the weeks following the international break.

Failure to pick up at least four points from those games will mount even more pressure on Mauricio Pochettino.

The game at Old Trafford might potentially be a battle to avoid the sack race with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also under pressure at Manchester United (Express).

However, Spurs have received a minor boost ahead of the game against the Red Devils next month with The Mirror reporting that midfielder Scott McTominay is set to miss the game against the Lilywhites after picking up an ankle injury in the win over Brighton on Sunday.

McTominay has been an ever-present in the Premier League for the Old Trafford outfit and has been one of their most impressive players in a disappointing campaign to date.

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The next five games after the international break are possibly the most important of Mauricio Pochettino’s managerial career so far. If the Argentine fails to get around 8-10 points in the next five games, one has to imagine that Levy will seriously consider replacing him.

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