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Spurs must unleash Sergio Reguilon vs Man Utd

Tottenham look to continue their recent good form as they travel to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Antonio Conte’s side have picked up back-to-back wins in the Premier League in impressive fashion, and face a United team reeling from their derby day defeat against neighbours Manchester City last time out.

The Spurs boss will have one crucial decision to make at left wing-back, with Ryan Sessegnon out injured.

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While a defensive reshuffle could potentially see Ben Davies move over to a more advanced role in the back five out on the left, the natural replacement is of course Sergio Reguilon.

The Spaniard had been a regular for much of the Premier League season, playing 20 matches in the top flight and scoring two goals and providing three assists in that time, coming off the bench to score against Everton most recently.

However, the last few weeks had seen Sessegnon usurp him in the pecking order, and the former Fulham starlet had finally started to show signs of the kind of promise that he displayed in his time at Craven Cottage.

News of his injury is a big blow for Conte, but in Reguilon, the Italian has someone equally as pacy and adventurous going forward and who could give opposition right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka real nightmares.

The 25-year-old’s ability to get forward is something that Conte has actively encouraged, with the left-back himself talking about the kind of job the Spurs boss wants him to do.

He said: “I’ve never played five at the back before. I have to learn quickly. The gaffer has told me he wants me to be solid in defence but at the same moment I have to arrive in the box, help the strikers, score goals, give assists. Now I have more of a chance to score goals and give assists. So let’s work.”

Given the torrid time that Wan-Bissaka had in trying to deal with the likes of Joao Cancelo, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva on Man City’s left flank last week, Reguilon’s rampaging runs from wing-back could be equally as dangerous for the former Crystal Palace defender to handle.

The £25.2m-rated Spaniard should unquestionably be the man to replace Sessegnon on Saturday evening.

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