Revealed: 40% of Tottenham fans want Walker-Peters to start vs Man United

Tottenham Hotspur fans have had their say on who should tackle Manchester United from right-back on Sunday, with 40% of those who voted calling for Kyle Walker-Peters to get the nod.

Walker-Peters has been in and out of the Spurs first-team throughout his senior career, and found himself dropped once again despite assisting a hat-trick of goals on Boxing Day against Bournemouth.

The youngster returned to Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI for last weekend’s FA Cup trip to Tranmere, albeit in an unnatural left wing-back role, and the Lilywhites fans who voted are crying out for the academy graduate to retain his place against United.

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Football FanCast raised the question ahead of the Red Devils arriving in North London, as we wanted to know if Walker-Peters had shown enough to edge the likes of Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier, despite the Ivorian netting a brace from the right-hand side at Prenton Park.

There is a lot of doubt over who will start on Sunday as each of Pochettino’s regulars continue to show a lack of depth in their defending, which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will only highlight amidst their resurgence under an attacking manager.

Trippier, in particular, has shown a worrying level of form since his key role in England’s World Cup bid, but retains the faith of a large percentage of the Tottenham faithful – the 28-year-old earned 38% of the votes.

Altogether, 21-year-old Walker-Peters’ 40% narrowly edged his elder team-mate, while Aurier limped home with 22% of the votes.