Video: Gary Neville reveals what Spurs have got right over big-spending Manchester United

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Dom Le Roy

Some Spurs fans were upset that the club failed to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

With Harry Kane expected to be out until April, it leaves Spurs with the task of somehow finishing in the top four and pursuing their ambitions in the Champions League and the FA Cup without a recognised target man at their disposal.

However, even without an ‘out and out’ centre forward, the team still boasts of some fine attacking talent with the likes of Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min, Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso and now Steven Bergwijn.

Manchester United, on the other hand, did land a striker on deadline day in the form of Odion Ighalo but Gary Neville has insisted that the Red Devils still have a much poorer frontline than Spurs do.

Despite investing a considerable amount of money into the first team in recent seasons, Neville insisted that United’s recruitment has left a lot to be desired compared to teams like Spurs.

Speaking after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side drew 1-1 against Wolves at Old Trafford, Neville told Sky Sports: “The recruitment of players hasn’t been good enough. You go back to Falcao, Di Maria.

“The players they have signed in the forward areas over the last five, six, seven years have not lit up this league. You look at what Liverpool have done, what City have done, what Tottenham have done in bringing through players.

“Son, Moura and Kane is a far better front three than Manchester United have even though United have spent more money. So, if your recruitment is wrong, you ultimately end up paying for it.”

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Tottenham fans have been extremely critical of the board and Daniel Levy for the lack of investment in the first team in the past few seasons. However, in comparison to many other teams around us, our recruitment has been incredibly smart over the years. For every Janssen or Nkoudou, we have also signed a Son or Dele. Manchester United’s example shows that simply throwing money at the problem often doesn’t work.

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