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Top 6 players who left Tottenham for Manchester United

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Recently Tottenham star Harry Kane has been linked with the move to a number of clubs. Yet, the forward’s comments over his future at the club raised the talks over his possbile transfer.

Manchester United is considered as one of the clubs likely to be the next destination of the England international. However, he’s not the first Tottenham player on his way to join the Red Devils.

Here are the top 6 Spurs players, who ended up moving to Old Trafford over the years.

Michael Carrick

After joining Tottenham from West Ham for just £3.5m in 2004, the midfielder enjoyed two impressive seasons with the Spurs. However, later he found his playing time limited under Jacques Santini but became a key man playing in charge of Martin Jol.

During the 2005/06 season Tottenham failed to finish on the top four of the Premier League. It led Carrick to leave the club for United with an £18.6m deal.  The player won five league titles and the Champions League with the Red Devils.

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Alan Brazil

Brazil made his professional debut at Ipswich, spending six years at the club and leading the team to the UEFA Cup win in 1981.

Three years later he won the same title with the Spurs, in spite of being out of the matchday squad for both legs of the final versus Anderlecht.

Scottish forward joined United for a £625,000 in the summer of 1986. During his 18-month playing time with the Red Devils, he scored 16 goals in 41 appearances.

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Teddy Sheringham

Sheringham spent five impressive years with Tottenham, winning the Premier League Golden Boot in his debut season at the club. During his playing time he recoreded 98 goals in 197 appearances for the Spurs.

The England international joined United in 1997 for a £3.5m transfer fee. Though having some difficulties in his first season at Old Trafford, during the second season the forward managed to contribute in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side title win.

Sheringham stayed with the Red Devils till 2001, later returning his former club and spending two more seasons with Spurs.

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