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United in Ted's sights

Posted on 5 March 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Teddy Sheringham is determined to stop what he describes as 'the best sight in football' when he returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Our captain fantastic faces Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time since his summer switch back to the Lane.

Teddy left for United in 1997 and was an integral part of their 1998-99 treble when he scored in both the FA and European Cup Finals.

He added two more Premiership gongs and finished his United days in style by being named both PFA and Football Writers Player of the Year.

After an indifferent start, United's title charge is at full throttle having won 12 of their last 14 Premiership games and playing the type of football Teddy knows all about.

He said: "I've always said that Manchester United in full flow is the best sight in football, not that we want to see that on Wednesday, but when you tune in and watch them on television, that is the best sight. We'll try and stop that on Wednesday.

"They've got the players who can play the game and they play it in the right way. It is great to watch but again, we don't want to see that on Wednesday.

"I'm not saying they are unbeatable. No team is perfect. All I'm saying is that when they are in full flow, they are awesome.

"You have to try and knock them out of their stride in any way you can. We'll be aiming to do that."

What sort of reception was he expecting? "Who knows with football fans?" he pondered.

"I didn't expect things in the past, coming back to Tottenham, but I got it. We'll wait and see.

"I'm looking forward to going up there and playing and they'll make up their own minds."

Meanwhile, Teddy agreed that Europe was till very much attainable via the Premiership.

"Europe is very much in reach," he said. "Seventh place could be enough and that's our immediate aim. You never know, in two or three weeks, we might look a little further.

"We'll just keep playing, try to pick up the points and see where it takes us."