Robbie Savage claims Manchester United can still attract 'World-Class' players ahead of Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 23, 2019 in...

Manchester United are now six points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13,...

Robbie Savage has seemingly claimed that Manchester United would still be able to attract 'world-class players' ahead of Tottenham even if they finish outside of the Champions League places.

The BBC Sport pundit pointed towards United being able to pay more money than the London club as he also stated that the club's name also plays a part.

On Wednesday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to neighbours Manchester City, which further dented their chances of finishing in the top four.

 

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live (24/04/2019 at 6:37 pm), Savage spoke about United potentially playing Europa League football next term and attracting the top, top players compared with Spurs

“You look at Spurs now, magnificent football club, punching above their weight, could win the Champions League and will most likely be in the Champions League next season,” Savage told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“But, I think with the history of this football club [Manchester United], I still think, just, another year out of the Champions League, you could attract the World Class players.

“You're going to pay more money than Spurs probably would. So, because of the name 'Manchester United', I think one year out of the Champions League is okay.”

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meet each other at the beginning of the Premier League match between Manchester United...

It is looking highly likely that Mauricio Pochettino's side will be playing Champions League football next season.

With three games of the Premier League season remaining, they have a four-point cushion on fifth-placed Arsenal, who were beaten at Wolves on Wednesday night.

Added with that, Spurs are also in the Champions League semi-final as they have a big chance of lifting the European Cup in May.

Hugo Lloris and Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 23, 2019 in...

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