Spurs versus Manchester United: (match preview)
The time has come for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side, for one final time Spurs will play at White Hart Lane in what will be a highly emotional match on Sunday afternoon. Spurs face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side who currently occupy sixth spot, and the Portuguese manger has already made it know that his priority is the UEFA Europa League over the premier league. After Chelsea won the league title on Friday night, our priority remains on securing second place and we only need one point from our last three league games to secure that feat for the first time since the 1962-63 season under the legendary Bill Nicholson. What we have achieved under Pochettino this season has been nothing less than miraculous, we have massively overachieved for a second successive season and we have the opportunity to cap off a wonderful season with victory over Man United at the Lane finale. There will be a memorable post match celebration of Spurs’ much cherished stadium, but the focus for Spurs will be on giving the Lane a fitting send off. Man United have had quite a strange season, their still in the race for fourth spot, but Mourinho has prioritised the Europa League final against Ajax, which will likely result in Mourinho fielding a weakened squad for the trip to the Lane. You can’t help but be confident for Spurs, but we know just how hard an opposition Man united can be, with their rigorous and highly structured defence. With players of the ilk of Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford, the Red Devil’s will be a potent side. However, tomorrow is about our beloved stadium and I am wholly confident that our players will rise to the challenge. COYS
Team news: Apart from the two absentees Harry Winks and Erik Lamela (who are out for the season) there are not a lot of of injury concerns. It is highly unlikely whether Danny Rose will make his comeback from injury against United, after he resumed full time training with the first team squad. Meanwhile Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers are away on international duty at the under 20 World Cup (in Japan) with their respective countries.
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris (C), Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Wanyama, Eriksen, Davies, Son, Alli, Kane.
My score prediction: An emphatic 4-0 victory for Spurs courtesy of goals from Harry Kane x2, Son and Alli.
One to watch: The experienced and energetic forward, England international Wayne Rooney’s quality should never be underestimated and he will be a real source of danger tomorrow.