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Spurs, Man. United In a Dicey Clash

Posted: Apr 9, 2016 at 3:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor, Lagos
As Manchester United visits Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday bookmakers have tagged the game “Guinness Match of the Weekend” as it is a must-win for both teams to achieve their Premier League and UEFA Champions League ambitions respectively.
On the table, United is one point off the top four, but incredibly a whole 16 points off Premier League leaders Leicester City, and nine points off second-placed Tottenham.
However, Spurs may as well find itself under pressure to perform against the Red Devils because it needs to close the gap on table leaders Leicester City.
The White Hart Lane men lost a big opportunity to close the gap last weekend throwing away its early lead as the game ended 1-1 apiece which was even better than losing the three points.
Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini, has said that his side does not fear any team just as he revealed the three maximum points were very important to United’s UEFA Champions League ambition.
He said that the match at White Hart Lane on Sunday was one of the biggest of United’s stop-start season, although not for the reasons he would have liked.
United crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage this season and Fellaini said that anything less than qualifying for the top continental competition once again would be a failure.
“It’s a big, big game. Tottenham is near the top of the table. But it’s a huge game for us as well.
“We want to be in that top four. A club like Man United has to play Champions League so we will go there and do our best to try and win the game.”
While the occasion is a big one, Fellaini said that his team-mates are confident they can get the job done and pip either Manchester City or Arsenal to one of the last two top-four positions.
“The quality we have we can beat anyone, and I think we’ve shown that,” he said.
“But we have to be there in the right moment. We will do our best on Sunday and hopefully we can get there.”