By Amir Mir
Michael Owen believes one goal will be enough for either Tottenham or Manchester United to claim all three points on Sunday afternoon at White Hart Lane.
It will be the final match to be played at Spurs’ old stadium as they move into move surroundings in the coming seasons.
Owen has dismissed United’s style of play for the weekend clash by claiming he doesn’t expect manager Jose Mourinho to play “too expansive”.
Mourinho has opted for a more defensive style on the road this term, which has see the wide players practically play as full-backs.
Nonetheless, ahead of the eagerly awaited match, Owen offered his thoughts as Tottenham fans hope for all three points.
“Spurs have won their last 13 home league games and they will equal a 30-year-old club record if they make it 14 in their last game at White Hart Lane,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Demolition of the famous old ground starts on Monday and it is sure to be a nostalgic and emotional farewell – I don’t expect Jose Mourinho’s United side to play too expansive a game and one goal, either way, might be enough.”
During this campaign, United have failed to score a goal on the road against teams that are currently occupying a top-six place.
Added with that, his team will be in action against Celta Vigo on Thursday night, with a place in the Europa League final up for grabs.
Therefore, Mourinho could play a weakened side at the weekend as Spurs aim to maintain their unbeaten run in north London this season.
United’s last home match was in the capital against Arsenal, with Granit Xhaka’s and Danny Welbeck’s strike sealing all three points for Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino will be preparing to inflict another defeat on United, who are currently sitting two places outside of the top four.
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