Robbie Savage makes controversial claim about Tottenham and Man United

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It has been a good couple of weeks for Tottenham Hotspur football club, as they not only defeated Man City to qualify for their first ever Champions League semi-final but also tightened their grip on a spot in the competition for next year.

This week, Spurs beat Brighton 1-0 thanks to a late Eriksen screamer, whereas Arsenal and Man United both lost back-to-back games.

This has seen the Gunners slip four points adrift of Spurs in third, and Man United currently sit six behind the Lilywhites.

Tottenham will now be firm favourites to fend off the efforts of Chelsea, Arsenal, and United to finish in third and claim a Champions League spot for the fourth successive year.

Manchester United, on the other hand, look favourites to miss out on a spot among Europe’s elite next season, and are nowhere near the force they once were under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Despite the opposing fortunes of the two clubs, Robbie Savage still believes that Man United possess a greater lure for top new players, even if they miss out on Champions League football.

He said (BBC Radio 5 Live 24/04/2019 at 6:37 pm): “You look at Spurs now, magnificent football club, punching above their weight, could win the Champions League and will most likely be in the Champions League next season.

“But, I think with the history of this football club [Manchester United], I still think, just, another year out of the Champions League, you could attract the World Class players.

“You’re going to pay more money than Spurs probably would. So, because of the name ‘Manchester United’, I think one year out of the Champions League is okay.”

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  1. It’s a reasonable observation…with the caveat of “one year our”. The problem for United is that since Fergy retires it’s been rather more than one year out. Yes they are a bigger club than us but that’s no longer a good enough attraction. Fergy was their main drawing point as is Poch now for Spurs or Klopp or Guardiola. Chelsea and United have identity crisis …. no real football player would join either other than money …

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