Micky van de Ven provides injury update after coming off vs Man Utd

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The Tottenham defender only returned from a long-term injury on Sunday but was forced off at Old Trafford.

Micky van de Ven insists the issue suffered in the latter stages of Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Manchester United was 'just cramp'.

Van de Ven concerned Tottenham supporters after going down and waving towards the dugout, following a challenge with Alejandro Garnacho close to full-time. The 22-year-old was stretched out with what looked to be cramp but was substituted a few minutes later.

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Ange Postecoglou's side have had plenty of injury issues but even with so many absent, were unfortunate not to have taken three points from Old Trafford. After twice falling behind, they equalised through Richarlison and then Rodrigo Bentancur.

"I think we played a good game, we had a lot of the ball,"Van de Ven told Sky Sports after full-time. "Man United are dangerous on the counter attacks. I think it was a good game from our side.

"We have to be aware of the counter attack. We knew they would wait for our mistakes because we want to play."

"It's great to be back and I enjoyed it. I had cramp at the end. It was just cramp and the cold. You saw the intensity of the game. I didn't play for two and a half months."

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Travelling Spurs supporters were given the chance to see both of their new signings don the white shirt at Old Trafford, with Timo Werner starting on the left and Radu Dragusin coming off the bench. It was Werner who set up Bentancur with a lovely ball for the second equaliser and caused plenty of problems.

The on-loan German was unfortunate to see a couple of goalscoring chances go amiss but it was a strong debut overall and Van de Ven, who only arrived in the summer, knows how important attacking reinforcements will be as Tottenham continue their fine campaign.

"I played against him already [against] Leipzig and I know he has a lot of pace," the defender added of Werner. "He can be really important for us."

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