Report: Lucas Moura's agent complained to Pochettino this summer

Mauricio Pochettino the manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018...

Lucas Moura could have been seeking a move away from Tottenham this summer.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur runs past Chris Smalling of Manchester United on his way to score his second goal and his team's third goal during the Premier League match between...

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino had to reassure the agent of Lucas Moura about the Brazilian's role this summer.

Spurs enjoyed a stunning evening on Monday, as they thrashed Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford, with Brazilian forward Moura grabbing two goals in a fine performance.

The 26-year-old is now a name all over the headlines after his performance against the Red Devils, but one report has explained how it wasn't all rosy for Moura this summer.

The Daily Mail report that Moura's agent was concerned about his lack of playing time following his £25million move from Paris Saint-Germain in January, as he endured a fairly slow start to life with Spurs.

That led to the agent complaining directly to Pochettino, whilst Moura's camp were also unimpressed with the usage of Moura, and they wanted him to be used centrally rather than out wide.

Pochettino didn't want to see Moura push for an exit so soon after arriving, and reassured the agent that Moura's time would come once he had fully adjusted to the Premier League, but refused to budge on where to play Moura, suggesting that his pace is why he was bought, and that is utilised best out wide.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August...

Amid tentative links to Real Betis, Moura decided to stay in North London, and that appears to have paid off after his heroics against United on Monday.

Whilst Pochettino seemingly told the agent that Moura's best work would be done out wide, that's now two games in a row in which Moura has virtually been used in attack alongside Kane – and with three goals in that role, Moura may just be showing why his agent made such complaints in the first place.

Mauricio Pochettino the manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018...

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