Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has made a bold prediction that may ruffle some feathers among Tottenham Hotspur fans. He expressed his belief that Tottenham will never secure a Premier League title. This statement was made while he attended a race meeting at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday.
Interestingly, this remark seems to have sparked some motivation in the Spurs camp. Following Ferguson's comment, they pulled off an impressive 2-1 comeback victory over Brighton. This win helped them gain ground in the race for top four - a competition which also involves Manchester United.
Brennan Johnson scored in stoppage time to secure all three points for Ange Postecoglou’s side after Pape Matar Sarr had cancelled out Pascal Gross’ 17-minute opener from the penalty spot.
Ferguson says it's even hard for United to win the Premier League
As it stands now, Tottenham is fourth in the Premier League table – one point clear of Aston Villa ahead of their meeting with United later this weekend. Despite their current standing and recent performance, Ferguson remains skeptical about their chances of winning the league title.
Ferguson believes that Tottenham are still quite far from being serious contenders for Premier League titles - an opinion that isn't entirely baseless considering historical data.
Sky Sports’ Matt Chapman asked Ferguson if Tottenham will ever win the Premier League.
Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, said:
“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.”
Tottenham’s trophy cabinet has been empty since a long time
Tottenham last won the league back in 1961 when they secured victory in the old First Division. Since then, they have been unable to replicate such success despite numerous attempts and close calls.
Sky Sports’ Matt Chapman posed a question to Ferguson asking if he thought Tottenham would ever win the Premier League again. The Scot responded with laughter before firmly stating: “No!”
When asked about claims suggesting Spurs are now more likely to win a title than United, Ferguson was quick to dismiss these as well by replying: “No chance!”
While Ferguson's comments may seem harsh to some, they reflect his honest opinion based on Tottenham's historical performance and current standing in the Premier League. Whether or not his prediction will hold true remains to be seen. For now, it serves as a reminder of the competitive nature of football and the high standards set by legendary managers like Sir Alex Ferguson.