Spurs v Manchester United Notes

11.09.1909 Tottenham’s first home match in the First Division.  It was marked by the opening of the Old West Stand.

22.09.1951 Crowd of 70,882 is the largest for a league game at White Hart Lane.

24.11.1956 While Danny Blanchflower lined up at White Hart Lane for Spurs, his brother Jackie was a centre half for Manchester United.

09.09.2006 Crowd of 75,453 at Old Trafford is a new Premier League record crowd.

31.01.2018 Crowd of 81,978 at Wembley is a new Premier League record crowd.


They are linked to both

Dimitar Berbatov After two seasons at Spurs after signing for £10.9 million, the Bulgarian striker left on the last day of the summer transfer window in 2008 for a fee of £30.4 million.

William Berry Only made 17 Southern League appearances for Spurs between 1904-1906, but affectionately became known as “Burglar” amongst the fans.  Joined Man U and scored once in 14 league games for them before leaving in 1908.

Alan Brazil Signed by Spurs for £450,000 from Ipswich Town in March 1983, Brazil failed to show the ability he had with the Suffolk side.  He stayed for a year and left for Man U in June 1984 for a fee of £750,000.

Jimmy Brown

Michael Carrick Signed from West Ham in August 2004 for £3 million, Carrick played 75 games for Spurs (64 in the Premiership) and scored twice before joining Manchester United in July 2006 for £18.6 million.

Fraizer Campbell Signed for Spurs on a season long loan on 01.09.2008 as part of the Berbatov deal to give Tottenham cover in attack.

Garth Crooks

Archie Cubberley Played in Tottenham’s first league, Amateur Cup and FA Cup games in his time at the club.  Served between 1892 and 1895 before his time at the club was curtailed by a serious knee injury on Christmas Day 1894.  Went on to play two games for United in the 1915-16 season.

Harry Ernetz

Zeki Fryers

Terry Gibson

Tommy Gipps

John Hall

Chris McGrath

James McNaught

Fred Milnes

Teddy Sheringham

George Travers Scored four goals in 21 league matches for United before signing up for the Army in 1911.  Played for Spurs as a guest player during the First World War, scoring twice in his games before returning to his full-time career elsewhere after the resumption of the league programme.

Roy White


Debuts for the club against Manchester United

Jimmy Cantrell 19.10.1912

Jimmy Banks 07.02.1914

Sid Helliwell 24.09.1927

Jimmy Brain 12.09.1931

David Levene 10.09.1932

Colin Lyman 09.10.1937

George Hutchinson 26.09.1953

Alan Woods 08.09.1954

Ernie Walley 31.08.1955

Ken Barton 16.01.1961

Alan Mullery 21.03.1964

Mike Dillon 28.10.1972

Chris Hughton 29.08.1979

Bobby Mimms 23.02.1988

Paul Stewart 01.10.1988

Scott Houghton 28.09.1991

Neale Fenn 05.01.1997

Ramon Vega 12.01.1997

David Ginola 10.08.1997

Les Ferdinand 10.08.1997

Stephen Clemence 10.08.1997

Nicola Berti 10.01.1998

Gary Doherty 06.05.2000

Dean Richards 29.09.2000

Lee Barnard 17.04.2006

Hossam Ghaly 09.09.2006

Pascal Chimbonda 09.09.2006

Gareth Bale 26.08.2007

Alan Hutton 02.02.2008

Nico Kranjcar 12.09.2009

Toby Alderweireld 08.08.2015

Dele Alli 08.08.2015


Last game for the club – against Manchester United

Doug MacFarlane 22.01.1910

Frank Bentley 09.04.1912

Jimmy Archibald 08.10.1921

Willie Sage 17.10.1921

Bill Hinton 27.02.1926

John Blair 24.09.1927

Danny Blanchflower 09.11.1963

Cliff Jones 09.10.1968

Ian Smith 06.09.1975

John Pratt 12.04.1980

Steve Archibald 12.05.1984

Guy Butters 25.10.1989

Mitchell Thomas 20.05.1991

Ilie Dumitrescu 01.01.1996

Andy Sinton 16.05.1999

John Piercy 19.05.2001

Luke Young 19.05.2001

Jermain Defoe 27.01.2008


First goal scored for the club – against Manchester United

Ron Henry  06.02.1965

Dean Richards 29.09.2001

Clint Depmsey 29.09.2012


Last goal scored for the club – against Manchester United

Eddie Birnie  15.03.1911

Ron Henry 06.02.1965

Pat Jennings 12.08.1967

Cliff Jones 09.10.1968

Steve Archibald 12.05.1984

Gary Lineker 02.05.1992

Willem Korsten 19.05.2001



27.08.1955 Tottenham’s 100th away draw in the First Division

09.09.1961 Tottenham’s 600th league defeat

24.10.1962 Tottenham’s sixth goal was their 2000th in Division One

09.10.1968 Carlo Sartori makes his Manchester united debut as a substitute

10.03.1979 Mickey Thomas scores his first goal for Manchester United.

13.04.1970 Tottenham gained their 100th point in Division One

15.03.1995 Gary Mabbutt plays the 700th game of his career.

29.09.1996 Colin Calderwood makes the 600th appearance of his career.

06.05.2000 Darren Anderton makes the 200th appearance of his Spurs career.

21.12.2003 Kasey Keller makes his 400th appearance for an English club side.

Anthony Gardner makes his 50th League appearances for Tottenham.

Mauricio Taricco makes his 300th start for English clubs.

If he plays, leading scorer Ruud van Nistelrooy makes the 250th League appearance of his career. 

20.03.2004 Gary Doherty makes his 50th start for Spurs.

Anthony Gardner makes his 100th career League appearance.

Mauricio Taricco makes his 150th Tottenham appearance.

Christian Ziege makes his 50th appearance for Spurs. 

25.09.2004 Goalkeeper Paul Robinson makes his 100th career League start.Rio Ferdinand makes his 50th Premiership appearance for Manchester United.

Manchester United’s Alan Smith makes his 200th club career start.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s 700th League match in charge of Manchester United.

04.01.2005 Rio Ferdinand makes his 250th career League start.

22.10.2005 Manchester United’s goal was their 999th in the Premier League and was the 700th conceded by Spurs in the Premier League.

17.04.2006 Manchester United secured their 1,500th win in the top division.

09.09.2006 Jermain Defoe needs two more goals to total 100 club career goals with West Ham, Bournemouth and Tottenham and needs a hat trick to reach 50 in the English top division.

26.08.2007 Edwin van der Sar will be making his 200th career Premier League start (Fulham and Manchester United).

Jermain Defoe makes his 150th appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

Tom Huddlestone makes his 150th club career appearance (Derby, Spurs and Wolves).

02.02.2008 Ronaldo makes his 150th career Premier League appearance.

13.12.2008 The point from the game saw United secure their 600th away Premier League point in total.

Carlos Tevez makes his 100th appearance in English football for West Ham United and Manchester United.

24.04.2010 Eidur Gudjohnsen makes his 250th English league appearance.

25.04.2009 Darren Bent scored his 50th career Premier League goal (Ipswich, Charlton and Tottenham).

24.04.2010 Eidur Gudjohnsen makes his 250th English league appearance.

30.10.2010 Jermaine Jenas makes his 250th Premier League appearance for all his clubs.

Nemanja Vidic’s goal was the 1,000th at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

16.01.2011 Ryan Giggs plays his 600th League match.

04.03.2012 Alex Ferguson manages Manchester United for the 986th time and passes Sir Matt Busby’s record at the club.United’s first goal was their 100th League goal in matches at White Hart Lane.

29.09.2012 Tottenham record their first Premier League win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

01.12.2013 Michael Dawson plays his 300th career league match.David De Gea plays his 100th Manchester United match.

08.08.2015 Matteo Darmian, Sergio Romero, Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schwiensteiger make their Manchester United debuts.

14.05.2017 This match was the last ever at White Hart Lane – Tottenham’s home ground since 1899.

28.10.2017 Manchester United score their 50th Premier League goal against Spurs at Old Trafford.

31.01.2018 Christian Eriksen scores his 50th goal for Spurs.

Transfers from Tottenham to Manchester United 

Name Date Fee
Dimitar BERBATOV 1 September 2008 £30,400,000
Michael CARRICK 1 August 2006 £16,500,000
Teddy SHERINGHAM June 1997 £3,500,000
Alan BRAZIL June 1984 £750,000
Chris McGRATH October 1976 £35,000
Fred MILNES March 1906
William BERRY 1903


Transfers from Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspur

Name Date Fee
Fraizer CAMPBELL 1 September 2008 Loan
Teddy SHERINGHAM July 2001 Free
John HALL June 1936