Lord Sugar has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Tottenham Hotspur would have struggled to hold on to Dele Alli had Sir Alex Ferguson been in charge of Manchester United.
The former Tottenham chairman seems to believe that United would have signed the 19-year-old midfielder from the North London outfit had Ferguson been their current manager.
The 68-year-old made his comments during Spurs’ 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace away from home at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday. Alli was once again brilliant and scored a superb goal for Tottenham in the 84th minute.
If Sir Alex was still in charge of Man U and they were right up there we would never hold on to Dele Alli— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 23, 2016
When Ferguson was in charge at Old Trafford, United often signed quality players from their Premier League rivals.
In fact, in the summer of 2008, the Red Devils recruited Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham.
Alli is arguably the best teenage footballer in the Premier League, and one suspects that big clubs in England will be watching his progress closely.
There are no suggestions that the 19-year-old will leave White Hart Lane anytime soon, and Spurs fans can remain optimistic of him staying at the club for a few more years at least.