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Seven stars who have played for Man Utd and Tottenham in the Premier League era including Eriksen and Berbatov

TOTTENHAM head to Manchester United looking to continue their best-ever start to a Premier League season – but they will be worried about a familiar face.

Antonio Conte’s side currently sit third in the table and will be hoping to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to just a point with a victory at United.

Christian Eriksen is set to face old club Spurs tonight
Michael Carrick left Tottenham for Old Trafford in 2006 and was a huge success

But fifth-placed United, who trail Spurs by seven points, will be hoping Christian Eriksen can produce the goods and help them down his old club.

The Great Dane, 30, spent seven years in North London and helped them reach the Champions League final before departing for Inter Milan in 2020.

Following his terrifying cardiac arrest at the European Championship last year, he returned to England with Brentford on a short-term deal before United snapped him up for free in July.

Now he comes up against his old employers – but he is not the only player to represent both clubs during the Premier League era…


The former England midfielder, who looks set to become Middlesbrough’s new manager, left Spurs after two years for United in 2006.

And he proved to be among Sir Alex Ferguson’s best signings.

He won 17 trophies, including the Champions League, during his 11-seasons playing for the Red Devils and went on to become coach after retirement.


The Bulgarian striker was a huge favourite at both teams, helping Spurs to win the 2008 League Cup in his final season before his big move to United for a then club-record £30.75m.

He won four trophies at the Red Devils and scored 56 goals in 149 appearances before leaving for Fulham in 2012.

Dimitar Berbatov was a big favourite at both United and Spurs


Another forward that was loved by both sets of supporters.

After five years at Tottenham, he moved to United on a free transfer in 1997 to help fill the void left by Eric Cantona’s retirement.

He won seven trophies at Old Trafford and infamously scored in the Treble-clinching Champions League victory over Bayern Munich in 1999.

Two years later he headed back to Spurs for another two-year spell that led to 22 goals in 70 top-flight games.

Teddy Sheringham tasted Champions League success with the Red Devils


Despite the success of all the above names, not everybody enjoyed their times at White Hart Lane and Old Trafford.

The forward only made two appearances at United after coming through their youth ranks.

He headed to Spurs on-loan as part of the Berbatov transfer but could only muster three goals in 22 matches before United sold him to Sunderland in 2009.

Fraizer Campbell struggled to make an impact at both clubs


The former French international is still fondly remembered by the Stretford End but barely made an impact on Spurs supporters.

He spent four campaigns at United, scoring 42 goals, and won the title twice as well as the Champions League and League Cup.

Saha joined Spurs from Everton in 2012 but his six-month stint only produced three goals as his injury problems began to mount and led to his release.

Louis Saha was a fave with the Stretford End but struggled at Tottenham


Perhaps the least known out of the players that have featured for both teams.

The defender made just two appearances at United following his progression from the academy.

After a six-month spell in Belgium at Standard Liege, he headed to Spurs in January 2013, but he only played seven times in an 18-month period.  

Zeki Fryers also struggled to breakthrough at both United and Tottenham

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