Tottenham Hotspur will return Premier League action in less than two weeks when they take to the field against Manchester United on June 19.
The game is set to be a cracker with both sides having their injured stars including Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back fit due to the extended three-month break as a result of the COVID-19 suspension.
Three points for either side will be crucial in the race for the top four with just three places and four points separating United in fifth place from Spurs in eighth.
It will be interesting to see how Jose Mourinho sets his team up given that this could be the first time the Spurs boss will have the luxury of working with an almost fully fit squad (apart from Troy Parrott) since arriving in North London in November.
This is also the first time that Mourinho has had a considerable amount of time to work with the players on the training pitch with games having come thick and fast since he replaced Mauricio Pochettino.
It looks like his counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may also have some new tricks up his sleeve when the top flight returns with the United boss admitting that the team have been working on some new methods ahead of the resumption of the league.
The Norwegian told United’s official website: “Training has been about recapping what we did well, tweaking maybe one or two things and looking at some new ideas.
“Hopefully we can see a lot of what we saw towards the end before the lockdown.
“We’ve got games coming weekend, midweek, weekend for a spell so you have to focus on ourselves and not just on that one, first game.”
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The first game against United is going to have a massive bearing on our top four hopes as not only is it a face-off against a direct rival but it could also potentially make or break the players’ confidence. Three points could go a long way in giving players the belief they need for the run-in.
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