Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Under 23 side welcome Manchester United to Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium on Saturday (the game starts at 12:00pm). Having beaten Manchester City 3-1 last Saturday, Spurs take on a Manchester United side that lost 6-0 to West Ham United in their last league game. Both on 14 points in the Premier League 2 so far this season (Spurs are ahead on goal difference), last season Wayne Burnett’s side lost 4-2 away to Manchester United, before beating them 3-0 at Hotspur Way later on in the season. Always a difficult team to face at any level, Manchester United have a team of very good players. Forwards Anthony Elanga and Joe Hugill however, are two players who could cause Spurs problems tomorrow. Spurs lost 3-2 to League One side Oxford United in the week in the Papa John’s Trophy, in what was their final group game. Jack Clarke had a very good game in that one, and also Dane Scarlett made an appearance for the Spurs Development side, meaning that he could possibly start against Manchester United on Saturday. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for tomorrow’s game. My match report will be out on Sunday.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Matthew Craig, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Clarke, John, Markanday, Scarlett.
Subs from: Oluwayemi, Paskotši, Lavinier, Michael Craig, Santiago.
Previous meeting: Spurs 3-0.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Anthony Elanga. A player who has already played for Manchester United’s first team in competitive competition, forward Anthony Elanga has scored four goals and registered one assist from four Premier League 2 games this season. Elanga impressed in the away meeting with Manchester United last season.