Two ex-Premier League players claims Spurs are in more trouble than Man United

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Tottenham Hotspur and Man United are certainly two of the biggest clubs in English football, with both being included in the so-called ‘big six’.

However, Pochettino and Solskjaer’s teams have endured woeful starts to the new season across all competitions.

Spurs have just three wins from eight in the Premier League and sit in ninth place on 11 points. Meanwhile, Man United have just nine points, winning two games and drawing three from eight.

Tottenham have also already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup, while Man United scraped past Rochdale on penalties.

In the Europa League, Man United managed a narrow 1-0 home win over Astana, followed by a 0-0 away to AZ. Meanwhile, Spurs threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiacos, before being humiliated 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich.

Danny Higginbotham and Shola Ameobi agree that Tottenham are in more trouble than Manchester United, despite being above the Red Devils in the Premier League table.

Higginbotham said (Stadium Astro – quoted by the Express): “I think you would probably say, at the moment, Tottenham just for the simple fact Pochettino’s been there for a certain amount of time.

“I think Tottenham’s biggest problem this season has been trying to find that winning formula, changing the system, changing the players.

“There’s no doubt about it, Pochettino’s an outstanding manager but I would probably say Tottenham at the moment.”

Ameobi added: “Definitely [Tottenham], off the back of last season.

“Reaching the Champions League final, they were unlucky not to win that.

“And also where they finished in the league, the way they were playing.

“It’s a far cry from that right at this point. Again it comes down to the confidence, you see the players have got no confidence in the way they’re playing and the style they’re playing.

“When you get into that losing run it’s very difficult as a squad of players to pick yourselves up.

“And for me, Tottenham are just in that place.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I have to disagree with this purely on the fact that I think Spurs have the far better manager and more current players who are worth keeping hold of. I don’t see a lot in the Man United squad that I would want to build around.

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