Team news is out for Tottenham Hotspur's home match against Manchester United on Sunday, and there's good news on the injury front. Spurs tweeted today that Erik Lamela is fit again and ready for selection against the Red Devils, and that there are possible returns in the cards for defender Jan Vertonghen and midfielder/forward Clinton N'Jie.
TEAM NEWS: "We expect @ErikLamela to be available. We will assess @JanVertonghen and Clinton tomorrow" - Mauricio. pic.twitter.com/HxcrWTnlpl— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 8, 2016
Spurs clearly missed Lamela in last weekend's 1-1 draw against Liverpool, and with Son Heung-Min a little off the boil it seems very likely that we'll see Lamela come in for the South Korean in the lineup. Otherwise, expect a full-strength side for Spurs as they cling to what's left of their Premier League title hopes. Even if Jan Vertonghen is deemed ready to go, it wouldn't surprise me to see Kevin Wimmer start again on Sunday. Asking Jan to come back in such a big game and make a big impact after not playing for six weeks feels like a tall order, and nobody's really complaining about Wimmer's performances much of late.
As for United, Wayne Rooney hasn't been seen since February, but the Independent reports that he's set to have a scan and with a positive result could be in the frame to play at White Hart Lane. If Rooney can't go, we can probably expect to see Anthony Martial up top. Phil Jones and Luke Shaw are likewise starting to return to training but may not feature this weekend. Ashley Young and Jones played with United's U21 squad earlier in the week.