Why Spurs and Man United fans were in agreement before north London derby

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The Premier League returned with a massive clash this weekend as Arsenal welcomed north London rivals Tottenham to the Emirates Stadium.

Unlike the defeat at Manchester City, record signing Alexandre Lacazette started for the Gunners, while Spurs welcomed back a number of key players.

Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all returned after missing their respective countries' recent internationals, however there was one surprising omission.


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It emerged before the game that Danny Rose had been completely left out of Mauricio Pochettino's squad, and the left-back is not believed to have any sort of injury.

Given Rose's latest omission, Spurs and Manchester United fans seem to be in agreement with regards to how to solve what could build up to be a difficult situation.

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Jamie Redknapp was involved in Sky Sports' coverage of the north London derby, and his immediate reaction to hearing that Rose had been left out may be pretty ominous.

The ex-Spurs midfielder suggested that Pochettino will always put the team first ahead of individuals, and cast doubt over Rose's long-term future at the club.

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Spurs and United fans in agreement

Rose has only made three appearances for Tottenham so far this season, and another player who has struggled for action is Man United's Luke Shaw.

The 22-year-old has featured just twice for Jose Mourinho's men this term, and lots of fans appear to see a swap deal between the pair of full-backs as a great potential solution.

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If this actually happened, it would allow Rose to join one of the world's biggest clubs, while Shaw would be reunited with Pochettino, who brought the best out of him at Southampton.

Only time will tell whether Rose can replace Ben Davies in Spurs' starting XI, or if Shaw can overcome the competition posed by Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind and Ashley Young.

One thing that is for sure is that both Rose and Shaw will be desperate for regular first-team football in the coming months as they battle to make England's 2018 World Cup squad.

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Do YOU agree with what Spurs and Man Utd fans are saying about Rose and Shaw? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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