Fresh off of barely squeezing into the Europa League final, Manchester United travel to Tottenham Hotspur for a Premier League match-up that is something of a dead rubber for both teams. With Chelsea having confirmed their title win on Friday, and United’s chance of a top four finish all but gone, there is little riding on the outcome for either team. Still, Sunday will be the last match ever played at White Hart Lane, and Spurs will want to say goodbye to their old ground in style.
José Mourinho will likely follow through on his promise to rotate key players for the remaining league matches of the season. It appears that Paul Pogba - either for rest or personal matters - has not traveled to London with the squad, and neither has Antonio Valencia. Eric Bailly is now available to start, given that the Ivorian is suspended for the Europa League final. Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay have a chance to build on their appearances last week, and they are joined in the traveling party by fellow youth products Matty Willock, Matthew Olosunde and Demetri Mitchell.
Yours truly ventured over to Spurs blog Cartilage Free Captain for a Q&A to preview the match, and you can read that here.
Premier League schedule
Kick off is at 16:30 UK time, which is 11:30 on the east coast of the USA and 08:30 over on the other side.
Premier League TV channel
In the UK, you'll want Sky Sports 1; in the USA, NBC Sports and Telemundo have got you covered. Everybody else, head over to LiveSoccerTV.
Premier League streaming
Sky Go in the UK; and NBC Sports Live and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo in the US.
Mourinho has named 8 changes from the side that started in mid-week, and has reverted to a back 3/5. David de Gea returns in goal, and ahead of him Eric Bailly retains his pace, alongside Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Flanking them are Daley Blind and Axel Tuanzebe, who makes a second consecutive start following his full debut last weekend.
The #MUFC team for #TOTMUN... pic.twitter.com/za0Q4gJwyx— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 14, 2017
Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney are in midfield (yikes!), with Juan Mata in the playmaker role. Up front, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are charged with getting the goals.
Ander Herrera, Matteo Darmian, Henrik Mkhitaryan, and Marcus Rashford are all rested for this one, but available off the bench. Demetri Mitchell also makes a matchday squad for the first time, and is in line for his debut.
Spurs are lining up with their strongest available side:
#THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Son, Dele, Kane. #TheLaneTheFinale pic.twitter.com/mHVQElQALq— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 14, 2017
This will also be our live thread for the game, so join us in the comments to discuss the action.