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Townsend Ruled Out Of Final Game

18 May 2017

Sam Allardyce will play a full strength team at Old Trafford in the final match of the season against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. 


Anyone who is not fully fit will miss out but the manager confirmed that any player would want to take their place on one of the biggest stages in world football so apart from players ruled out with injuries; the starting eleven will have a familiar look about it. 


Andros Townsend misses the game with an Achilles injury and Yohan Cabaye remains doubtful but James Tomkins is likely to be passed fit for the match. 


"We will play the last game with the fittest team we have got available and that means no Andros Townsend, as he has been playing with an Achilles problem, Yohan Cabaye is still struggling with his foot injury whilst James Tomkins looks like he will be ok. My team want to play at Old Trafford and they don't want me to leave them out.  The lads want to go there and finish the season off at one of the best venues in world football and whatever side Jose Mourinho puts out it will be a difficult task because the younger players at Manchester United are definitely very talented. 


"We have a job we need to do and hopefully we can go there and do it but I know the lads are really looking forward to the game, and with no pressure on them, want to go and perform on one of the biggest stages."


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