What are #THFC fans talking about ahead of Manchester United clash? Holtby's future and United's Buttner

Lewis Holtby

The build up has already started ahead of Tottenham's New Year's Day match at Old Trafford.

Tottenham fans should be in a buoyant mood this morning following a convincing win against Stoke City.

Things get a lot tougher for Spurs this Wednesday when the side travels to Old Trafford to take on Premier League champions Manchester United.

Spurs fans are discussing a variety of different topics on Twitter as the build up to the mega New Year’s Day clash gets going. Take a look.

Holtby is someone who appears to be on the outskirts of Tim Sherwood’s thinking for the current first choice eleven at the club.

What can’t be overlooked is the German’s ability to cover multiple positions across the midfield, which is one of the many reasons he remains a very important player for the side.

One of the big decisions for Sherwood ahead of the United game is going to be whether to play one or two up front.

Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor seem comfortable playing together but Sherwood may have to sacrifice one of them to get an extra man into the middle.

Lennon’s form has started to turn around but the real challenge will be how he reacts after a setback.

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He’s enjoying the luxury of being able to play down his natural side and it’s important that there is continued and consistent support, as that will inspire him to maintain his good form.

A bit of a tongue in cheek Tweet but it makes a good point in a sarcastic way.

The defensive reserves at Tottenham are not bad and the only way the younger and underdeveloped players are going to improve is if Sherwood continues to give them chances.

Will they Naughton and Fryers in particular get a game against United or will Sherwood go with experience?

Tottenham’s interest in Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner was always going to get Spurs fans talking ahead of the game.

It’s been well publicised that Tottenham are apparently looking for an additional left-back and Buttner has been mentioned. However, it is debatable whether Buttner is a better long term option to Danny Rose.

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