By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have ruled six players out of their Premier League clash against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
The London giants have confirmed on their website that senior trio Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Erik Lameka are all out injured.
Additionally, academy graduates Cameron Carter-Vickers, Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters have joined up with their countries to compete at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.
Spurs report that long-term absentee Rose returned to full training earlier this week but is not deemed to have the match fitness required to return to the matchday squad.
The left-back has not played for Mauricio Pochettino’s side since leaving the pitch in the 38th minute during a 0-0 draw with Sunderland on 31 January.
Tottenham have coped well in Rose’s absence but he is highly regarded at the club and was named by his peers in the PFA Premier League team of the season.
Meanwhile, midfielder Winks (ankle) and winger Lamela (hip) are continuing their rehabilitation and will not play again until next season.
This means that five Spurs players in total have been ruled out of selection for the final two matches, including the final-ever game at White Hart Lane.
Fans will have been eager for the club to have been able to field a full strength side as they aim to leave their historic stadium with a memorable win.
In other Tottenham team news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.