Tottenham-Man United match on June 19 will have huge Champions League implications

Manchester United and Tottenham
Photo Credit: Manchester United

 

English Premier League action is almost back, folks. With play all set to resume next week, fans can't wait to see some of the world's best players get back on the pitch. 

 

And come Friday June 19, Tottenham and Manchester United will meet up in one of the more intriguing matchups of the first weekend. Not only are these two clubs loaded, but the result could have a major affect on the chase for a Champions League spot. 

 

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As things stand, Tottenham sits in eighth place of the EPL standings with 41 points, while Manchester United is in fifth with 45 points. Chelsea sits in fourth (the last Champions League spot) with its 48 points. 

 

For Spurs, they desperately need a win over United on June 19 to keep their CL hopes alive. As for Man U, a win on the road against a club of Tottenham's magnitude would obviously be a monster result for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co. 

 

When the two sides met in their first meeting of the season at Old Trafford, United came away with a narrow 2-1 win. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring, while Dele Alli evened things up before halftime. However, Rashford earned a penalty early in the second half and converted moments later to give United the win. 

 

Will Tottenham get revenge next week and keep their Champions League hopes alive as well? We'll find out next Friday night.