United coach reserves great praise for Spurs man ahead of U21 clash

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The Under-21 teams of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur collide later this evening, Monday.

Tottenham Hotspur have "an impressive style of football" from the first team all the way through the youth levels, according to Manchester United coach Warren Joyce who has looked ahead to this evening's encounter with the Spurs Under 21 team and talked the contest up as a "good test."

"Spurs have good people down there," said Joyce, as per the club's official website.

"[Tottenham Hotspur academy manager] John McDermott is a really good coach and a good person," he added. "They produce some players there and have an impressive style of football. It will be a good test for us on Monday."

United are on a good run of form having slayed Sunderland 4-0 recently with exemplary performances from players like Luke Shaw and hat-trick hero Adnan Januzaj.

As of yet, it is unclear whether the Under-21s will be bolstered with the presence of players who have represented the club at senior level but one thing Joyce will be hoping for is a consistently high quality display from opening whistle to closing.

The coach has criticised the U21 team for not being able to replicate strong first half displays into the second half, even if they go on to hold onto a: the win and b: a clean sheet, as was the case against Sunderland.

The clash with Tottenham Hotspur will be competed at Stevenage FC's ground - the Lamex Stadium.

United currently have seven points from three games.

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