Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered a scathing verdict on Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League aspirations. The United icon asserted that Spurs will never clinch the coveted title, dismissing their league ambitions, citing the club’s lengthy title drought and the formidable competition from Liverpool and Manchester City.
He literally laughed off any possibility of Spurs lifting the trophy, even ahead of Manchester United.
Ferguson's Bold Assertion
Sir Alex unequivocally rejected the idea of Tottenham winning the Premier League, emphasizing their last title in 1961 and the current dominance of Liverpool and Manchester City.
Despite their recent success under manager Ange Postecoglou, Ferguson remains unconvinced, and his comments add fuel to the age-old rivalry between the two clubs.
"No, ’61 was the last time they won it, well that’s a long time. The opposition today with Liverpool and Manchester City being so powerful in the Premier League. Even for United now, we’re having to fight."
Pressed further by the presenter who claimed Spurs are more likely to win it than United, Ferguson instantly replied:
It brings to the fore his famous team talk 15 years ago, stating ‘Lads, it’s Tottenham!’ to motivate his players, reminding them that they were by far a superior outfit than Spurs.
Ferguson's latest comment echoes a longstanding sentiment that Spurs face an uphill battle, even against his beloved Manchester United.
United's Struggles and Future Prospects
Regardless of the Red Devil's challenging season, Ferguson stands firm in his belief that Spurs are distant from competing for major honors. The discussion touches on United's recent performance under Erik ten Hag and their pursuit of a title since Ferguson's departure.
United registered a thrilling win against Aston Villa on Sunday and closed the gap with Spurs to just six points, with Postecoglou’s men also securing a 2-1 victory over Brighton last weekend.