Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has asserted that Tottenham Hotspur will never clinch the Premier League title.
Spurs have only secured two league titles in their history and haven’t been crowned champions of England since 1961. Their most recent trophy came in 2008 when they won the EFL Cup against Chelsea. Despite being joint-third in terms of FA Cup successes, they haven’t won that competition since 1991.
During a recent visit to a racecourse, Sky Sports Racing presenter Matt Chapman, who is a Tottenham fan, posed the question to Ferguson whether Spurs would ever triumph in the Premier League.
“No,” Ferguson replied before bursting into laughter.
“When was the last time they won it? That’s a long time. But the opposition today with Liverpool and Man City being so powerful in the Premier League, even for United we’re having to fight.”
Chapman then suggested that Tottenham are currently more likely to win the league than Ferguson’s beloved United, to which he swiftly responded, “No chance.”
Ferguson can’t remember the last time Tottenham won the title
United can narrow the gap on fourth-placed Tottenham to nine points with a victory at Aston Villa on Sunday. The Red Devils have remained unbeaten in their last five games across all competitions, with their only hiccup during this period being a 2-2 draw at home to Spurs.
Tottenham initiated their new era under Ange Postecoglou with a 2-0 victory over Erik ten Hag’s United on the second weekend of the 2023/24 Premier League season. Postecoglou remains steadfast in his belief that his team can clinch the top spot this season.
When told Opta’s ‘supercomputer’ rated Spurs’ chances of winning the league this year at less than 0.1%, Postecoglou replied: “A supercomputer! Does it go to a phone booth and change into something else from just a normal computer?
“What did it say, 0.1%? So we got a chance then. Let’s go for it. No problems, no issues with that, we’ve got a chance!”