Played for both: Seven star names at Man Utd and Spurs
Ahead of the crunch weekend Premier League clash between Manchester United (odds-on 17/20 favourites with Coral) and Tottenham (10/3), where the latter could go level on points with the former with victory, we provide of list of seven stars that have played for both teams.
Spurs provided talented Bulgarian Berbatov his first taste of English football, and he forged a highly-successful partnership with fellow forward Robbie Keane.
His stand-out performances led to Man Utd forking out just over £30m for him in 2008, where he enjoyed mixed personal success. Berbatov scored the joint-highest amount of Premier League goals, along with then-teammate Carlos Tevez in 2010/11.
Former Scotland international forward Brazil also earned himself a move to Old Trafford after an impressive spell with Spurs, but it was with the north Londoners that he enjoyed silverware, picking up the 1984 UEFA Cup with them.
Man Utd academy graduate failed to make the grade at his boyhood club, but spent a season-long loan at Tottenham, reportedly as part of the Berbatov deal.
His time at Spurs was also largely unsuccessful, but he now plays for capital rivals Crystal Palace, whose team are odds-on at 3/4 to beat QPR in the top flight at the weekend.
Calm and composed central midfielder Carrick is perhaps one of the most underrated English players around. The Newcastle-born star took time to find his feet at United, after his move from White Hart Lane, but when fit is crucial for the Red Devils, where he has enjoyed much success over the years.
Crooks was a teammate of Scotsman Brazil in Spurs’ successful 1984 UEFA Cup campaign, and the forward also won two FA Cups while in north London. Before leaving Tottenham permanently, he spent a short spell with Man Utd.
Like fellow current Palace player Campbell, Man Utd graduate Fryers’ career at both clubs never kicked off. He left Old Trafford in controversial circumstances, after refusing to sign a new contract, before moving to Spurs after a season with Belgian club Standard Liege. The left back is now on loan at Rotherham United.
Sheringham is perhaps the only name on this list that can claim to be a hero at both Tottenham and Man Utd. While he didn’t win any trophies with Spurs, he was prolific for them in his two spells, either side of four seasons with the Red Devils.
He is most famously known at United for getting the late equalising goal in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1998/99, before then setting up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dramatic winner.