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Pochettino to stand by Lloris for United clash despite drink driving charge

Mauricio Pochettino is set to name Hugo Lloris as Tottenham’s starting goalkeeper for Monday’s clash vs Manchester United despite the World Cup winning captain being charged with drink driving. Lloris, the France international, was arrested at around 2:20am on Friday morning for failing a roadside breathalyser test.

He spent around seven hours in custody before being charged and released on bail, with the 31-year-old later apologising for his actions. There had been suggestions Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, would drop Lloris for Monday’s Premier League fixture against Man United, though the Daily Mail say the Argentine coach will stand by his glovesman for the encounter. Lloris will still face an internal disciplinary process at Spurs, while it is believed the former Lyon star could lose the Tottenham captaincy to Harry Kane, who is current vice-captain.

Lloris, who is in his seventh season with the Lilywhites, has a close relationship with Pochettino, which is why the latter is expected to keep faith in the keeper. Spurs visit Old Trafford on Monday evening hoping to continue their 100 per cent start to the season, which has already seen them win at Newcastle and against Fulham at Wembley.

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