Andre Villas-Boas admits Brad Friedel is still very much in possession of the Tottenham number one jersey after another excellent performance from the American in Sunday's 2-1 win over QPR.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper pulled off two world-class saves from Clint Hill and Junior Hoilett to prevent Spurs from sliding to defeat inside 45 minutes as Rangers threatened to run riot in the London derby at White Hart Lane.

Hugo Lloris, signed for £8million from Lyon, made his debut against Lazio last Thursday but was on the bench again, and Villas-Boas looks set to keep faith with Friedel for the match at Manchester United on Sunday. Villas-Boas said: "We have made Hugo alert that whenever Brad has a bad game we won't (drop him). These things have to be taken very carefully."

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