All seven players to represent Man Utd and Tottenham in the Premier League

We take a look at the seven notable players to represent both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
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Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford in Premier League action on Wednesday evening. Erik ten Hag’s side will be looking to make it four games unbeaten in all competitions against the north London club.

The Red Devils have the better form when the two sides have met in recent years, winning four of their last six meetings, including a 3-2 victory over Spurs at the Theatre of Dreams last season. However, United will need to remain composed at home if they want to avoid the 6-1 drubbing they received by the north London club in 2020.

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Wednesday evening’s game will be the 61st league clash between the two clubs, who alongside Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool remain the only six teams to never be relegated from the Premier League. The Red Devils have won 38 of those games, while Tottenham have 10 victories and honours have been even on 12 occasions.

During the 30-year history of the Premier League, several players have transferred between United and Spurs. We take a look at all seven stars who have represented both teams in the competition.

1 - Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen could return for Manchester United this weekend. Credit: Getty.Christian Eriksen could return for Manchester United this weekend. Credit: Getty.
Christian Eriksen could return for Manchester United this weekend. Credit: Getty.

The Danish midfielder joined United on a free transfer this summer following the expiration of his contract with Brentford at the end of last season. He has featured regularly under Ten Hag in the league, making eight appearances.

However, he most notably donned the white of Tottenham between 2013 and 2020, featuring 305 times in all competitions for the north London club, scoring 69 goals and registering 90 assists.

2 - Michael Carrick

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Arguably one of United’s best signings in recent years, Carrick joined the Red Devils from Spurs in 2006 after two years with the north London side. He was an instant success at Old Trafford, going on to become a coach for the club after hanging up his boots. During his 11-season stay with the Red Devils he won 17 trophies, including the 2008 Champions League.

3 - Dimitar Berbatov

The Bulgarian swapped north London for Manchester following the conclusion of the 2007-08 season in which Spurs won the League Cup. His move to Old Trafford for £30.75m was a then-record signing and despite the price-tag, Berbatov was a success at United, scoring 56 goals in 149 appearances.

Danny Collins in action at Old TraffordDanny Collins in action at Old Trafford
Danny Collins in action at Old Trafford

4 - Teddy Sheringham

The only player on the list to move to United from Spurs and then back again, Teddy Sheringham initially spent five seasons with the north London club before joining the Red Devils in 1997. He went on to win seven trophies in Manchester and was part of the famous 1999 treble-winning side.

5 - Fraizer Campbell

The striker made just two Premier League appearances for United between 2006 and 2009, spending the majority of his time at Old Trafford on loan to other clubs. He moved to Spurs on a season-long loan as part of Berbatov’s move to the Red Devils and scored three goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for them.

6 - Louis Saha

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The Frenchman spent four seasons at United between 2004 and 2008, making 124 appearances in all competitions, scoring 42 goals. He played a rotational role for the Red Devils during his spell in Manchester. He later joined Spurs, via Everton on deadline day in 2012 and spent six months in north London before being released at the end of the 2011-12 season.

7 - Zeki Fryers

The defender featured twice for United in the Premier League during his one season in the first team. He joined Spurs in January 2013 after a six month spell with Standard Liege, but only made seven league appearances in an 18-month period.