Dele Alli is in line to start for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United this weekend, report The Telegraph.
The central midfielder impressed for Spurs against Real Madrid in midweek, showing a fearless streak when it came to playing against top players.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will already be wary of Alli. The England under-19 international played a part in the Red Devils humiliation 12 months ago.
Alli was part of the MK Dons side which demolished United 4-0 in the Capital One Cup, playing a key role in his side's memorable victory, and it's one he still looks back on favourably.
He told The Telegraph: "That was a surreal night. Hopefully we can repeat that, but I think it might be tough.
"It was a great platform for the club and me, and a few of the other players. We showed everybody what we could do. So you could say it helped me get noticed."
Alli is competing for a place with last season's breakthrough star Ryan Mason, but he has the edge after the latter missed the entire pre-season with a knee injury sustained on international duty after a training challenge from Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino showed at Southampton he was unafraid to give young players a chance, and this is one of the key reasons he can prove to be the right man to lead the club over the coming seasons, irrespective of the result this weekend.