The Tottenham Hotspur defender must be at his very best against Jose Mourinho’s side.

Away from the drama of transfer deadline day, Tottenham Hotspur are in Premier League action tonight when they host Manchester United at Wembley.

An intriguing encounter is expected, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side eager to secure what would be a morale-boosting victory in their quest to secure a top four finish.

United, inevitably, will pose a significant attacking threat, with former Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez especially eager to make a major impact in his first Premier League appearance for his new club.

Sanchez, as he was for much of his time with the Gunners, was deployed on the left flank for United against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup last week, but there is a possibility that the Chilean could switch to the right wing tonight.

That would enable Anthony Martial to come back into the side on the left wing, with the Frenchman having produced some excellent performances this season.

Regardless of whether he is up against Sanchez or Martial, Tottenham defender Ben Davies could have a crucial part to play tonight.

Davies relishes pushing forwards and supporting the Tottenham forward movement, but on this occasion he may have to reign in his attacking instincts as he looks to keep United in check.

The Welshman is capable of making precisely-timed interceptions with regularity and must be at his best tonight if Tottenham are to succeed.

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