Levy: Spurs have outgrown White Hart Lane

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester United to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and are favourites to come out on top to hit 80 points this season.

Demolition work at the Lane, Spurs' home since 1899, will start on Monday, with Mauricio Pochettino's side playing at Wembley next season before moving into their new ground, which is being built on the same site, in 2018.

Mourinho also has a few decisions to make ahead of the game with Marouane Fellaini serving the final game of his domestic ban, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah remain sidelined until the end of the season.

But Danny Rose, who has returned to first-team training and is recovering well from a knee injury, is still short of match fitness and is not risked in the matchday squad.

There is an element of déjà vu for Pochettino, who played in the last ever game at Espanyol's Sarria Stadium, which was knocked down in 1997. "But we fight for titles and probably other clubs finishing in the top four, probably they would like to be in our position, to try to fight for a title".

"That doesn't mean they are happy that it is the end of White Hart Lane". White Hart Lane is a special place for us and it will be sad to say goodbye to this famous old stadium. "Now the Spurs players have the chance to play there, sometimes twice a week".

Darmian has vowed to keep fighting for Champions League qualification through the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible and, if nothing else, wants to head to Stockholm on a winning run.

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He said: "We're still disappointed about last Friday".

United have unhappy recent memories of a farewell match at a venerable London venue.

"It will be very emotional but at the same time it will be very exciting to welcome the new stadium".

A record-equalling 14th successive home league victory only underlines the club's progress and promise.

"We need to feel that Wembley is our home and we need to find a balance between White Hart Lane and there".

"When people say "we gambled", we didn't gamble, we didn't choose Europa League".

"We so badly wanted to win and now we get to enjoy it and say thanks to the fans for an unbelievable season, especially at the Lane". After impressive victories over Sunderland, Chelsea and Burnley without conceding a goal, United are winless in the last three games but had won the previous four league games on the road before the loss at the Emirates Stadium. Four of the seven games have finished 0-0.