Spurs under 23’s versus Manchester United: (match preview)
I’m back on my travels tomorrow where this time I’ll be heading up to Manchester, to report on our under 23’s crucial relegation six pointer with Man United at the theatre of dreams (Old Trafford). This really is a must win game for Wayne Burnett’s side who face a Man United team two points above them in the league table in 11th place. A win for Burnett’s team against a fairly poor Man United side would leave them one point of 10th placed Sunderland with a game in hand. However, it is worth noting that we don’t do too well on the road, our last away win in all competitions came all the way back in August of 2016. Ricky Sbragia’s United team proved no match for Spurs when they met in Stevenage earlier on in the season, a dominant Spurs team managed to brush aside a Red Devil’s outfit which included the likes of Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and James Wilson 3-0. None of those players will feature for the home team tomorrow. Sbragia’s side have suffered with their form this campaign, scoring the fewest goals out of anyone in the league (11). They have also only been able to manage two league wins all season. League form out the window, I feel that we’re the much better side, with a more potent attack. And if we can keep their attacking talents like Angel Gomes and Callum Gribbin quiet. Whilst also replicating that brilliant team performance which saw us draw 3-3 with Benfica B in midweek, then I think we’ve got an almighty chance. I’m really forward to this one it’s going be really competitive, and it will provide a memorable experience for Burnett’s group of players. Tomorrows game is also begin shown live on MUTV for those Spurs fans that are interested.
Previous meetings: 1-1, Man U 3-2, Spurs 3-0.
United’s top scorer in the league: Demetri Mitchell (currently on loan with Hearts.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Whiteman, Walkes, Eyoma, C.Maghoma, Bennetts, Skipp, Amos(c), Tracey, Harrison, Georgiou, Sterling.
Subs from: Austin, Marsh, Dinzeyi, Pritchard, Roles.
Doubtful: Samuel Shashoua, Japhet Tanganga, Nick Tsaroulla.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.
One to watch: The jewel in Manchester United’s academy, 17 year old Angel Gomes is a name that most of you will know. Widely regarded as one of the most promising young English players in the country. The forward who made a lively cameo for Mourinho’s senior side on Friday night against Yeovil, is a player similar to Marcus Edwards and one that the Spurs defenders will have to keep at bay.