Defender return boost
Tim Sherwood has a host of injury problems ahead of the clash at Manchester United but can welcome Kyle Walker back from suspension.
The Spurs head coach will be able to pick Walker after he has served his one-match ban but that is where the good news comes to an end for the new man in charge.
Paulinho will miss Tottenham's trip to United, and the next four weeks, after sustaining an ankle ligament injury.
The Brazil midfielder, making his return after a three-match ban, picked up the problem during Sunday's 3-0 defeat of Stoke.
Sandro (calf), Younes Kaboul (thigh), Andros Townsend (hamstring) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle) also remain sidelined and Jermain Defoe (hamstring) and Danny Rose (fatigue) are doubts.