Some may have questioned why the first-team regular was in action just a few days before the Premier League curtain opener but Nacer Chadli more or less ensured he'll be right in the forefront of Maurico Pochettino's plans this weekend. Jan Vertonghen, Nabil Bentaleb and more were also in action, meaning this was probably just an attempt to get the Tottenham seniors a little extra fitness ahead of the Manchester United clash.
But Chadli looked too good to even be on the same pitch as his AC Milan counterparts. The Belgian was all over them and, just like last season, the winger looks like he can get off to a terrific start at White Hart Lane this season. It'll just be a matter of keeping it up all campaign long this time around.
The Spurs summer signing was voted his side's man of the match and, with an assist and a marauding performance down the right-hand side to his name, there is no wonder why.
Last season, the Burnley full-back created a number of chances and landed a huge number of crosses. Against AC Milan, the 24-year-old brought the same sort of energy to Pochettino's Tottenham side. Sensible in defence and effective going forward, Kieran Trippier should 100 per cent start against Manchester United. But will he?
Another young Spurs star to prove a point against Milan, Tom Carroll showed he is at exactly the same strong level now as he was at the start of the summer. When he returned from his loan spell at Swansea City, the 23-year-old midfielder was the driving force as Tottenham beat a Malaysia XI 2-1.
On this occasion, Carroll took a little bit of a backseat as Chadli stole the show, while he started off a little rough around the edges. But the midfielder grew into the game and ended up scoring a fine second goal for Spurs. He also outshone the wasteful Ryan Mason, although he has only just returned from injury.
It should be an exciting season indeed for the midfielder, who has adapted very well to Pochettino's high-pressing game.