Erik Lamela
Lamela missed the 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend after getting injured while on international duty.Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela is available to return from a calf injury for the visit of Manchester United after missing the draw at Liverpool. Lamela suffered the blow while on international duty with Argentina but he will make a rapid return to action.

Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie are both set to feature after returning from respective knee injuries. The pair have returned to training in the last week after lengthy spells out and will be assessed before their fitness is determined for the visit of Louis van Gaal's side. Nabil Bentaleb remains out with a knee problem of his own.

"Erik Lamela trained very well all week and we expect him to be available," Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said, according to Sky Sports. "Nabil Bentaleb is out. Tomorrow we will assess Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie. They trained well during the week but we have another session and we will see."

The draw at Liverpool led to Tottenham falling seven points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and with six games remaining the north London club face an uphill battle to reignite their title charge. Claudio Ranieri's team take on Sunderland in the early kick-off on Sunday [10 April] before Pochettino's side host United.

The Foxes' lead could be 10 points come kick-off at White Hart Lane but Pochettino is unperturbed and says that should his side not claim the title this season, the future remains very much bright.

"I think Tottenham to have the potential to improve and be better in the future," he added. "New stadium, unbelievable training session, good staff, good people, a fantastic academy. They have the potential to be bigger than now.

"It is one of the big clubs in England but we can improve. My job at every club I have been at is to try to help and develop not only players but facilities to help the club improve, and to be bigger than the club are. This is how we work and always our responsibility. "

"I am very happy with my team's mentality. The squad is fantastic. I think to be better here is impossible, and to be happier here is impossible. It is fantastic to be with them not just as professionals but persons every day. Sometimes you have one or two players who are difficult, but it is life."