Date: 16th April 2018 at 9:35am
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By Richard Parks

Kyle Walker is desperate for Tottenham to triumph in their FA Cup semi-final showdown against Manchester United on Saturday – and Spurs fans have delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter.

Walker quit Spurs last summer after eight years to make controversial move to Manchester City that prompted manager Mauricio Pochettino to subsequently accuse him of “an alarming lack of respect for his team-mates”.

But the England right-back, 27, has ignored the criticism of Pochettino to declare that he will be cheering his former teammates this weekend on as they chase a first FA Cup triumph since 1991.

“Please God they go and do that because their lads deserve it,” Walker told the Daily Mail. “To do that in a season when they had a lot of ifs and buts about Wembley would be very good for them.”

Some Spurs fans on social media insisted that Walker should not be jeered for his £50million-plus transfer to the newly-crowned Premier League champions and his allegiance to his former club on Saturday evening should be welcomed, while others claimed he is a “money muppet” only interested in the bottom dollar.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Tottenham lost 3-1 to City on Saturday night but are fourth in the table, seven points clear of Chelsea with five to play, and on course to return to the Champions League.

Walker has been a mainstay for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, making 46 appearances in all competition for a team that has also won the League Cup.

The Sheffield United academy product made 229 appearances during his eight years at Spurs.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Tottenham news, ‘I am so sorry’ – Pochettino offers heartfelt apology to senior Tottenham player after bust-up.

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