Jamie Redknapp predicts Tottenham v Man Utd, shares what Dele Alli told him
By Russell Edge
Jamie Redknapp has said he expects Dele Alli to lead Tottenham to victory over Manchester United on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side host the Red Devils in their final game at White Hart Lane before the stadium undergoes a full redevelopment.
In what is bound to be an emotional event in North London, former Liverpool midfielder and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp says he expects Spurs to leave with a win under their belts and extend an impressive home record this campaign.
He told Sky Sports News on their website: “I think Tottenham will be too strong.
“If they don’t lose on Sunday, they’ve gone unbeaten at home all season.
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“If Tottenham start well and score early, I think they could win comfortably.”
Redknapp also believes that their success could come down to the talents of mercurial midfielder Dele Alli.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a fruitful season under Pochettino having scored 17 goals in 34 appearances in the league, which makes him the top scoring midfielder in the top flight, ahead of the likes of Eden Hazard and Sadio Mane.
He has scored four goals in his last seven appearances, and Redknapp believes he could continue his fine form against United.
“I spoke to Dele Alli and he is desperate to get to 20 league goals,” the former Liverpool man told Sky Sports News on their website.
“It’s not going to be easy for him.
“I expect Alli to make the difference though.”
He was also very complimentary of the team that Pochettino has built up during his time at the club and says that the key to Spurs’ success is keeping them all together.
“You couldn’t ask for a better team to be leaving White Hart Lane,” he admitted on Sky Sports News’ website.
“They have got it all there, the right players, it’s a very exciting time.
“The only thing that will put them alongside the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in stature is keeping their best players.”
Tottenham saw the title race slip out of their grasp after Chelsea’s victory over West Brom but can mathematically secure second with victory on Sunday.
In other Tottenham news, a midfielder on Spurs’ radar is preparing for a medical ahead of a £21.2million move.