Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United on White Hart Lane finale

Taylor Byrd
May 15, 2017

Sunday afternoon marks the end an era for Tottenham Hotspur, as they bring their 118-year stay at the current White Hart Lane ground to a close against Manchester United.

A defeat at Arsenal last weekend has left United sixth in the table and five points off fourth-placed Liverpool but even with a game in hand the Red Devils know the Europa League is their best chance of securing Champions League football next season.

Tottenham guaranteed second place and finished unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the league this season, avoiding a home loss for a whole campaign for the first time in over 50 years before a temporary relocation to Wembley prior to the completion of their new ground.

Mourinho also has a few decisions to make ahead of the game with Marouane Fellaini serving the final game of his domestic ban, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah remain sidelined until the end of the season.

Danny Rose has returned to full training but is probably not fit enough to feature in the clash with United.

While the construction is underway, the Spurs will play its home matches at Wembley Stadium.

"It is fantastic to achieve second position", he told Sky Sports.

The teams emerged to find the famous old arena awash with blue and white as Spurs' fans waved flags bearing the legend "THE LANE, THE FINALE" and filled the air with songs. There'll be a sadness that the Lane has gone but Tottenham need the new stadium now.

That goal took his season tally to 22, while he has now scored against 24 of the 25 Premier League rivals he has faced, barring Cardiff City.

"It will be very emotional but at the same time it will be very exciting to welcome the new stadium".

Mourinho has warned changes will be afoot regardless of Palace's situation by then and suggests rotation is also on the cards for their final two away games, starting at White Hart Lane on Sunday. "Next season we will feel it is our home". When you look at our points tally compared to last season, obviously we're disappointed losing out on the title but we are growing.

"It's not a day to think too much about the result, certainly not a day to think too much of Manchester United - cast in the role of awkward guests at a private gathering".

A record-equalling 14th successive home league victory only underlines the club's progress and promise.

Of course, United may be distracted by their quest to win the Europa League.

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