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Spurs v Man United

Posted on 9 May 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

One match to go - and what a finale!

Champions Manchester United arrive at the Lane on Saturday May 19 for our final match of the Premiership campaign.

United have already had their seventh trophy presentation ceremony in nine years - we've witnessed two of them at Old Trafford - as they were handed the Premiership crown after Saturday's home defeat against Derby County.

That was only their second home reverse in the league all season and, with the title wrapped up, you can take it with a pinch of salt.

But United were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich and such is the level of expectation at Old Trafford that 'just' winning the league title seems somewhat of an anti-climax.

It is difficult to guess what mood United will arrive at the Lane in but it is safe to assume they will not have forgotten last year's 3-1 defeat here.

They will be without Gary Neville (knee) and suspended Roy Keane.
Glenn Hoddle has been no stranger to injuries since taking over last month but will be hoping for better news from the treatment room as both Steffen Iversen (concussion) and Sergei Rebrov (hamstring) approach fitness again.

Otherwise, he will stick with the youngsters who have given their all in recent weeks - as he admits, he's little option otherwise.

Glenn pointed out: "Some of the youngsters need a rest and they have played a lot of football for their age. I want to rest them but I can't. My bench was full of young lads at Leicester so there are few options.

"But we've one game to go, against Manchester United, and that will be a great experience for them.

"These players will gain experience by playing against that sort of talent and that's the major advantage of playing United on the last day of the season.

"Points-wise, it's not going to make a lot difference. If we get the three points it would be great in front of our own supporters, if we don't the youngsters will gain from playing that sort of talent."