Pundit claims Spurs front three is better than Man United’s with Sancho

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According to former Spurs man Jamie O’Hara, Tottenham Hotspur still have a stronger three-man attack than Manchester United (TalkSPORT).

Manchester United announced the signing of England winger Jadon Sancho on Friday on a five-year contract for a fee of £73 million. The 21-year-old was previously at Dortmund for four years after signing in 2017.

He scored 50 goals, grabbing an impressive 64 assists in all competitions for the German club and scored two goals in the 2021 DFB Pokal final to secure his first piece of silverware.

It adds a dangerous component to United’s attack which O’Hara claimed could now be made up of Sancho, Ederson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford. Cavani was a new signing for United last summer and scored ten Premier League goals in only 1,366 minutes. 

Rashford is well renowned now, having played 179 games in the Premier League for United, scoring 55 goals.

Tottenham’s Kane and Son have a lethal partnership but Gareth Bale does not appear to be returning, according to new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, and it was suggested by talkSPORT’s Andy Goldstein that Lucas Moura could take the spot

O’Hara still maintains that Tottenham’s front three is better than United’s when asked to rank Premier League’s top strike forces:

“Liverpool have the best front-three in the Premier League – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah.

“That’s better than Man United’s, for me. Not based on last season, just based on talent and what they can produce when they’re at their best.

“I’d also argue Man City. If they line up with Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, and Kevin De Bruyne as a false-nine, that’s probably better than Manchester United’s, too.

“City do need to sign a new striker, but KDB is brilliant when he plays there. If it’s a choice between Gabriel Jesus and Cavani, you’d have to say Cavani, but if you’re talking Foden or Rashford, you’d say Foden.

“In my opinion, I think Spurs’ front-three at their best is still better than that Manchester United front-three.”

TalkSPORT host Andy Goldstein interrupted, asking: “So, Son, Kane, and Moura are better than Rashford, Cavani, and Sancho?”

“Son is better than Rashford, Kane is better than Cavani, and OK Moura is not better than Sancho.

“But Moura had a great finish to last season and does produce at the top level.”

SpursWeb Opinion

As a duo, not many in the world, let alone the Premier League, touch Kane and Son’s connection. But as a trio Spurs are just missing the final piece. Bale was meant to do that but that never caught enough wind.

Potential new signing Gil will hope to be that man, but until that happens – Sancho adds firepower to United that makes it impossible to ignore.

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