“I’ll have what they’re having” – Why Manchester United should keep a closer eye on Tottenham

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Moussa Dembele’s transfer to Spurs confirms what I’ve thought for a while: Tottenham keep signing players perfect for Manchester United.

By my count it’s four now.  The latest being Dembele and before that, Kyle Walker, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric (before he left for Madrid).

I’m not saying there aren’t better players in the league.  But I am saying there are few in those specific positions that would improve United more.

Ask any United fan where their team is weakest and they’d say fullback, central midfield and left wing.

They’d say Rafael – despite a hugely encouraging Olympics (the final aside) – is still too erratic, an attacker rather than a defender, a mistake waiting to happen.

They’d say Anderson is not the box-to-box player Fergie hoped he’d be, and they’re keeping everything crossed that the fast-improving Tom Cleverley stays fit and Paul Scholes stops ageing all together.

And they’d…

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