Tottenham Receive Heung-min Son Boost Ahead of Man Utd Showdown

Son is back in action | Pool/Getty Images

Tottenham will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford with Heung-min Son in their ranks after the forward recovered from injury in time to travel north with the squad.

While matches between these two are always engrossing encounters, it’s the off-field happenings that have been taking centre stage ahead of Sunday’s clash.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho have been exchanging verbal blows over the past few days, with sly little – and not so little – digs adding spice to an already heated encounter.

However, Mourinho will be feeling distinctly more positive with the news Son has been fit enough to make the squad. As per Manchester Evening News, the hamstring strain that caused him to be taken off at half-time against Newcastle in the recent 1-1 draw was not as bad as first feared, and he’s been able to recover.

Initially, it appeared as if the South Korean would be out for some time, but such fears have been allayed and he’s now in line to feature from the start.

Alongside Son, there is a new member of the squad in Carlos Vinicius. He is – really, we’re not joking – a striker!

Carlos ViniciusVinicius! A striker! At Spurs! WOW! | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Arriving on a season-long loan deal from Benfica, the Brazilian linked up with Spurs in time to register for Sunday’s game, and could make his club bow at Old Trafford.

Both sides come into the game with indifferent starts to the campaign. Losses for both on their first game of the season were followed up by wins, but Spurs succumbed to a late draw in their most recent outing against Newcastle with the Red Devils having only played twice this season.

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