Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has played down suggestions Dele Alli and Harry Winks are out of favour at the club.
Alli and Winks were left out of the Spurs squad that travelled to Burnley for Wednesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup victory.
And both players have found Premier League minutes hard to come by this season, despite Alli initially being part of Nuno’s preferred starting line-up.
But when asked about their futures in his pre-Manchester United press conference on Friday, Nuno appeared to leave the door open for the duo to work their way back into contention.
“They are our players, they are here with us,” Nuno said (via Dan Kilpatrick).
“There’s nothing to be worried about. It’s a situation that we have to work, we have to improve all the players.”
Our view? There is a good chance Nuno is just trying to keep everything harmonious.
There is obviously a chance both Alli and Winks will be allowed to leave in January, especially if they continue to be left out of the matchday squad.
Winks’ time has arguably been up for some time, while Alli – despite that run in the team at the beginning of the campaign – will also surely be considering his options.