Paul Scholes has dismissed Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of challenging for the Premier League title on the back of the club’s recent poor run of results.
It was not long ago that Tottenham were sitting at the top of the table and some pundits were coming around to the idea that this could be their year.
With the traditional challengers also struggling to string consistent results together, it seemed poised for Jose Mourinho’s men to have a run at the title.
However, the picture has changed dramatically over the past few weeks, with Spurs managing just three wins in their last eight matches, a run of form that has seen them drop down to sixth place.
Manchester City and Liverpool also seem to have hit their stride at the right time and with the number of teams competing for the top four spots, it seems as if the North Londoners are going to have a battle on their hands just to finish in the Champions League places.
When asked about Manchester United’s struggles against the big sides this season, Scholes said that Tottenham should not be considered in the conversation since they are not title contenders.
The former United midfielder told Premier League Productions: “It’s (Man Utd’s results against big sides) not good enough. You are not going to win the league with them type of performances or results.
“But you need to start winning these games. When you are playing the teams around you, it’s amazing the boost it gives you.
“I know Tottenham are in that but they are not the ones going for the title. You talk about your Liverpool’s, Manchester City’s and they cannot seem to win them games.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Even the most optimistic of Tottenham fans are unlikely to now see us as potential title contenders this season. If we finish in the top four and win a trophy this campaign, it will represent progress and give us something to build on for next season.
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