Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have both benefited from having certain stars back fit as a result of the extended break owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

While the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Moussa Sissoko are back for Spurs, United have Paul Pogba and Marcus Rahsford back fit.

There is a lot of excitement among United fans to see Pogba and January singing Bruno Fernandes playing together for the first time in the clash against Spurs on Friday.

However, The Athletic claimed earlier this week that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is likely to start Pogba on the bench.

Manchester Evening News now reveal that Rashford could also join the French international among the substitutes.

The report suggests that the striker could be eased back into competitive action since he is coming back after such a long lay off.

It is asserted that Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes are the only certainties to start in the United attack, along with a back five of David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Spurs Web Opinion

While I can see Pogba being named on the bench, my gut feeling is that Rashford will start against us. However, with teams now allowed five substitutions, managers might be creative with their line ups and opt to bring on some of their creative players in the second half when the opposition is tiring. It will be interesting to see how the substitute rule influences Jose’s team selection.

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