Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has stressed that Paul Pogba played a fundamental role for France during their World Cup success in Russia. The Manchester United star has come for plenty of criticism from the supporters for his inconsistent performances but he has nevertheless got the backing of Les Bleus and Spurs captain Lloris.
Pogba started the new league season with a man of the match showing versus Leicester City where he scored a penalty but he could not replicate the showing at Brighton much to the frustration of the fans. The Frenchman indeed found the scoresheet once more from a spot kick but he himself admitted that his performance was average as United succumbed to a shock 3-2 defeat.
With the Spurs’ visit, United are now facing a compulsion to secure a victory and anything less than that would put them behind the title pursuit after just three games into the campaign. Both Liverpool and Chelsea have made the perfect start with nine points from three matches and United cannot afford to drop further behind them despite the season having just started.
Meanwhile, Spurs may have a key decision to make regarding the position of Hugo Lloris, who was recently arrested for drink and driving. The Frenchman has since been released on bail but Mauricio Pochettino may decide whether to impose the shot-stopper with a fine for the unexpected incident.