A Marcus Rashford brace meant it was an unhappy return to Manchester United for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. The striker’s brace gave the Red Devils a massive three points under the Old Trafford floodlights.
The defeat for Spurs saw them drop to eighth in the Premier League, facing a real battle to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Once again it was the same old problems that reared their ugly head from a Tottenham perspective against United.
Serge Aurier gifted the Red Devils a shot at victory, fouling Rashford when he was seemingly going nowhere.
It isn’t the first time in which the Ivorian defender has cost Tottenham points. His rash tackling and lousy decision making have proved Spurs’ downfall on several other occasions.
Aurier is currently getting in the side as a result of a process of elimination. Kieran Trippier was offloaded during the summer leaving Aurier to battle it out with Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back.
The youngster hasn’t covered himself in glory when he’s been fit, leaving Aurier as the only natural option.
Juan Foyth was on the bench last night and he is more than capable of deputising as a makeshift right-back.
After the man with 60 caps for the Ivory Coast made another error of judgement, it might be time for Foyth to come in from the cold.
The 21-year-old missed the start of the season with an ankle injury, restricting him to just two substitute appearances.
Foyth is under contract at Tottenham until 2022. He signed from Estudiantes in 2017 for a fee in the region of £8 million (BBC Sport).
Naturally a central defender, Foyth has played 29 games for Spurs and been capped 11 times by Argentina.
Aurier simply can’t be trusted anymore and surely Mourinho won’t be satisfied with what he has seen so far.
With a handful of games to come before the transfer window, now would be the perfect time to hand Foyth a run of games at right-back and give him the chance to prove himself.