Michael Carrick says his affection for Tottenham will come to an end on Saturday at Old Trafford.
The midfielder left Spurs for Manchester United in an Â£18.6million deal in July 2006 and has kept a close eye on the fortunes of his old club.
“Your emotions change from week-to-week depending on who is playing,” said Carrick.
“It is funny how the fixtures have come together. At the start of the season you could never have predicted the scenario that has unfolded.
“You are supporting one team one week and playing against them the next. That is the nature of the game.”
“Tottenham have been around that fourth spot all season,” he added.
“The squad they have assembled over a number of years is really top class.
“We are at the business end of the season now and you have to give them credit.
“They have put in some excellent performances after the disappointment of that FA semi-final defeat by Portsmouth.”
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