By Russell Edge

26th Apr, 2017 | 6:00am

Chris Sutton: Tottenham have proved they are better than these Premier League giants

By Russell Edge

Chris Sutton has claimed that Tottenham have proved that they are a better side than Manchester United.

Spurs sit eight points clear of Jose Mourinho’s side in second place, while the Old Trafford side sit just one point off the top four in fifth.

However, United have made it to the semi-finals of the Europa League, while Tottenham exited the competition at the round of 32 stage to Belgian side Gent.

Despite this, former Blackburn and Celtic man Sutton believes the north London club have proven that they are the better team, and have been for the last few seasons.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, available on their official Twitter account, Sutton said: “Tottenham have proven, over the last couple of seasons, they are better than Manchester United.”

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The former striker, who made just a solitary appearance for England after a falling out with then manager Glenn Hoddle, also questioned which manager players would rather play under.

“Who would you rather play for?” asked Sutton on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Would you rather go and play for Pochettino, or Mourinho?”

Tottenham look set to finish above United for the third time in four seasons, and have been involved in the title race for the past two seasons, whereas United have failed to finish above fourth since winning the title in the 2012/13 season.

Sutton sang the praises of the Tottenham players as well as manager Pochettino, and insisted the club would not need to sell their top players such as Dele Alli.

“Tottenham are building something special under Pochettino,” the 44-year-old said.

“They don’t need to sell Alli, they don’t need to sell Kane.”

Spurs remain in the title race with Chelsea, but are seven points off the Blues after Antonio Conte’s side swept Southampton aside on Tuesday.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs fans reacted to Oriel Romeu’s performance against Chelsea after he scored against his former side.

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