Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham win was perfect send-off

• Spurs beat Manchester United 2-1 in final game at White Hart Lane
• Manager Pochettino wants club to build on second-place finish

Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham’s victory against Manchester United as the perfect send-off to the old White Hart Lane as they confirmed their highest league finish since 1963.

Goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane paved the way for a 17th successive victory at the famous old ground, which was due to welcome in the bulldozers within hours of the final whistle as former players and managers took to the pitch for an emotional farewell ceremony. Despite the honour of scoring the final goal at the stadium – which first hosted top-flight football in 1909 against the same opponents – falling to Wayne Rooney as United almost rescued a point with a late salvo, Pochettino paid tribute to the club’s supporters for providing the impetus for their memorable final season at the Lane. “It was a very emotional game and ceremony. It’s difficult to describe,” said Pochettino.

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