Graham Hunter explains where Manchester United have started to copy Tottenham

Daniel Levy

Spanish football expert Graham Hunter has suggested Manchester United are taking a leaf out of the book of Tottenham Hotspur in terms of dealing with Real Madrid.

Spanish football expert Graham Hunter explained on talkSPORT where he thinks Manchester United have started to copy Tottenham Hotspur.

Hunter suggested that Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could be taking a leaf out of the book of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, with regards to selling goalkeeper David De Gea to Real Madrid.

No move has yet materialised, with Hunter suggesting that Woodward is following the example set by Levy in terms of getting the best possible deal for Tottenham with regards to their former attacker Gareth Bale.

“Van Gaal understands his reasons (De Gea) for wanting to leave and that it’s about going home,” Hunter told talkSPORT.

“With Woodward, he’s looked at what Daniel Levy did with Tottenham over selling Gareth Bale and he’s trying to follow that.”

Levy’s business skill

The one thing which can’t be doubted about Tottenham’s Daniel Levy is the fact that he’s a very good football businessman and always gets the best deal for his club.

His methods in terms of buying players may infuriate some Tottenham fans, but he’s ensured that the North London club are in a very good position from a financial point of view.

Unfortunately, until Tottenham secure Champions League football, they are always going to be vulnerable to losing key players but the fans can be sure they will always get the better end of business deals.

De Gea’s future

The Daily Star has reported that De Gea has been told to focus on Manchester United, but with more than one player in the Real Madrid squad that United would arguably love to sign, a deal is always possible.

It’s going to be a very tense wait for United fans for that transfer deadline to slam shut making any exit for the Spaniard impossible.

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