The Premier League top-four race heats up tonight as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. With both teams vying for a spot in the Champions League next season, this is set to be a crucial game.
Tottenham comes into the game having suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss to Newcastle, which has certainly knocked their confidence. However, they have the opportunity to bounce back and move within three points of United with a win tonight.
Manchester United, on the other hand, secured their spot in the FA Cup final after a lacklustre performance against Brighton. While there have been some promising signs under Erik ten Hag’s leadership, United is far from guaranteed Champions League football next season and desperately needs a win tonight.
Tottenham’s interim manager, Ryan Mason, is expected to revert to the three-man backline Spurs have used for much of the past 18 months. However, they may be without goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who is a doubt after coming off at half-time against Newcastle, and both Clement Lenglet and Ben Davies are to be assessed.
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for United after being spotted wearing a protective boot earlier in the week. ten Hag has also confirmed that Raphael Varane is not yet ready to return.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 8.15pm BST tonight and promises to be an exciting encounter. The outcome of this game could have a significant impact on both teams’ hopes of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.