Sitting fifth in the Premier League table – 17 points behind Leicester City – Manchester United are mathematically out of the title race.
And, having been knocked out of the League Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League, United’s hopes of winning any senior silverware this season rest solely on their FA Cup campaign.
However, the Red Devils could secure a trophy at U21 level this evening, when they face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
United’s young guns are huge favourites to win the Barclays U21 Premier League.
They are currently one point below leaders Sunderland, who have already finished their season.
United, who have a better goal difference than the Black Cats, still have three games to play, so, even if they don’t wrap things up with a win tonight, it seems almost inevitable that Warren Joyce’s side will end up topping the table.
Meanwhile, tonight’s game is Tottenham’s final U21 game of the season.
In contrast to Mauricio Pochettino’s title-chasing first team – who won 4-0 at Stoke on Monday to close to within five points of leaders Leicester – the Spurs U21s – managed by Ugo Ehiogu – have had an indifferent campaign.
Ehiogu’s boys have taken just 27 points from their 21 matches so far, but a win in front of the MUTV cameras would be the perfect way to sign off.
Premier League U21 rules state that each side can field up to three overage players in each game.
Wayne Rooney featured in United’s last U21 game. He is unlikely to play against Spurs, but there could be some first-teamers on display, including Adnan Januzaj, who is in contention as he looks to step up his recovery from a hamstring injury.
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