Three reasons Man United fans should be excited following Alderweireld comments

Manchester United fans can take glee despite Toby Alderweireld claiming to be happy at Tottenham Hotspur as his contract continues to wind down.

The Belgian centre-back was heavily linked with a transfer to Old Trafford in the summer despite a move never materialising, but the 29-year-old’s recent comments do little to rubbish a potential departure from North London.

Manchester United, like Tottenham, could certainly do with a defender with Alderwireld’s statue in the Premier League, having shifted more goals than they have scored so far this season.

The inconsistency of Jose Mourinho’s side has left the Red Devils in eighth place after eight games, two-points behind recently promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers and already seven-points down on their top of the league city rivals.

Had a transfer gone through for Alderweireld, or any of Mourinho’s main targets, the Portuguese manager’s future may not be in as much doubt as it currently is…