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Harry Redknapp Gives His Tip On Who’ll Be 2011/12 Champions

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Manchester United are hot favourites to reclaim the title this season after the Champions spent over £50million so far this transfer window.

United’s spending spree won’t stop with the signings of Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David de Gea. Sir Alex Ferguson has also confirmed the club are looking to replace the recently retired Paul Scholes and Harry Redknapp believes United’s spending power will prove to much for the chasing pack.

“It’s frightening when you think United are the defending champions and they go out and spend over £50 million on Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David de Gea.

“Jones is a fantastic prospect and it’s no surprise all the top clubs were desperate to sign him from Blackburn.

“Young is a phenomenal player with pace and an eye for goal. I can’t even begin to imagine how much better he will be playing in that United side. And in De Gea they have one of the best young goalkeepers in the world.

“It goes to show what you are up against. If you are not prepared to spend big and pay the wages, what chance do you have?”

The former Pompey manager still believes Chelsea and United are the teams to beat, despite Manchester City’s riches.

“United and Chelsea are going to be the teams to beat, for sure, next season,” he said.

“But if I had to take a punt I think United will take some beating after strengthening with those three players already.”

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  1. Dan

    July 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The irony of Harry Redknapp saying “If you are not prepared to spend big and pay the wages, what chance do you have?” with Tottenham’s cheap wage structure

  2. Mark

    July 18, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’d rather Levy keep a structure we can afford, than doing a Leeds or a Portsmouth. Why do you think he was so keen on fast tracking to the Olympic Stadium? So he can raise the wage structure, and knows we would then really be able to compete at the highest level on all accounts. So many people can’t seem to understand the simple basics of financing in football.

    What Arry is doing is simply deflecting the pressure from his shoulders and saying look, Bindippers, Citeh, Mancs and Chelscum are able to spend the money – if I can’t then you can’t expect me to compete. Putting it all on Levy’s table. Thing that worries me most is the talk of Redknapp leaving end of this coming season for the England job. Apart from our bloated list of fringe players taking a reasonable wage each, this could be another reason why cheque book hasnt been bought out.

    • The Brigadier

      July 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Mate you are talking rubbish about spending on players….you should do your homework…Over the last four seasons Spurs have a bigger net spend than Arsenal..Liverpool and Man U and are only 30m behind Chelsea…that’s just 1 world class player….So don’t kid yourself that Spurs don’t spend big…you just don’t buy well enough…that’s why you will always be struggling to compete at the top table…

      • Laity

        July 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm

        We also sell very high to balance the books.. sure, we’ve bought some crap over the years.. but its a risk you take when you look at players like Berbatov or Modric.. they might not be any good in the premiership.. chelski spent 50m on Torres.. Fergie has bought a few duds in the past.. we aren’t the only ones who buy crap

  3. Roy Singh

    July 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

    My interpretation in Harry’s remarks is directed to Levy.” I will produce the goods if you supply me the material “. Justified in my opinion

  4. spur1950

    July 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Harry will neaver produce the goods mate
    he was lucky with the team he inherited Modric,Bale,Lennon,Benny etc
    because the crap he tried to buy and the garbage he has brought no wonder he was neaver at a club like spurs
    SACK rednapp now!!! why wait for england to give him a job

  5. sai

    July 19, 2011 at 2:53 am

    harry, u forgot about liverpool..
    we are the greatest threat for the championship title for chelsea and united…
    we are a problem that can never be solved..!!

    • Sultan

      July 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      thats true tell them, the forthcoming season liverpool has a lot enough to challenge the top clubs,, so lets wait and see the situation.

  6. jayyis

    July 19, 2011 at 9:42 am

    harry is i believe right based on the transfer window but chelsea have a new young manager that has been labelled as another pep. his attacking style will definitely improve chelsea. even last season chelsea performed very badly throughout but were still back in the title race which came down to man utd vs chelsea. manc ity is also becoming very influential they have tasted glory and would have a much better mentality to win the epl. but i still believe that man utd are going to win the epl with chelsea 2nd man city 3rd and liverpool 4th. arsenal will i think fail to get into the top four if they sell fabregas.

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