Sky Sports pundit predicts where Man United, Tottenham will finish this season

Matt Le Tissier is backing Tottenham to finish above Manchester United in the Premier League table

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Matt Le Tissier is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to finish in fourth place ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table this season.

The Red Devils have made a poor start to the Premier League season after the 20-time English champions won four of their opening eight top-flight games.

Tottenham were 3-0 winners against Manchester United at the end of August, while Brighton and West Ham have also beaten Jose Mourinho’s side this term.

The Red Devils came from 2-0 down to rescue a 3-2 win over Newcastle United last weekend thanks to goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester United’s last-gasp win hoisted Mourinho’s outfit up to eighth place in the Premier League table and five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Tottenham are level on points with the Gunners but Unai Emery’s side are ahead of their north London rivals thanks to their superior goal advantage.

Former Southampton legend Le Tissier is backing Tottenham to finish ahead of Manchester United in the top-four race in the current campaign.

“I think I will go with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs for the top four as long as Christian Eriksen doesn’t spend to long out of the team, because I think Tottenham miss him quite a bit,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports.

“Manchester United have got some ground to make up if they are going to be in contention.”

Tottenham have finished in the top four in the past four seasons under Mauricio Pochettino to show marked improvement under the Argentinian coach following stints under Tim Sherwood, Andre Villas-Boas and Harry Redknapp.

Spurs pushed Leicester City in the 2015-16 title race before eventually finishing in third place, before Tottenham were Chelsea FC’s closest rivals in Conte’s debut campaign in the Premier League in the 2016-17 season.

Manchester United will have the opportunity to move to within four points of second-placed Chelsea FC when the Red Devils make the long trip to Stamford Bridge in their next Premier League game on Saturday 20 October.

Spurs, on the other hand, will make the trip across the English capital to take on West Ham United at the London Stadium upon the return of the Premier League after the international break.

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