As next Sunday’s Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United match approaches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to praise Pochettino and Harry Kane.
Despite doing a great job so far at Manchester United, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never stopped hearing the constant connections between his current position and manager Mauricio Pochettino.
With the Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United match approaching, it was only natural that members of the press would question the Norwegian manager about the links but he doesn’t seem to mind about them.
In fact, Solskjaer has a demeanor that exudes humbleness and he has no problem in praising the Argentine manager for the work he’s been doing for Spurs in the last few years.
As a sane person would react to these links, the Red Devils’ current boss knows that people are talking about Pochettino possibly taking on the role in the future because he is currently part of an elite group of coaches who are being considered in case he doesn’t cut it.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have won over pretty much all of the players, as he took the whole squad to a mini-camp in Dubai in order to get decompressed after the hell everybody went through with Jose Mourinho.
— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) January 10, 2019
The results for Manchester United presented themselves quickly, the Red Devils are a completely different squad than they were under the Portuguese manager and the Norwegian coach is the person who can be deemed responsible for this achievement.
All the players have been responding very well to the new treatment they are getting from their new boss, Ole is even making his best attempt to recover players such as Alexis Sanchez or Romelu Lukaku, who seemed like lost causes at this stage of the season.
But the time to get a little more serious is upon the novice manager, he knows that the moment of truth will be on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
When asked about the links between Pochettino and the Red Devils, Solskjaer responded with grace: “It’s not my job to rate different managers but he has done a very good job,” said Solskjaer via BBC Sport. “The speculation is there for a reason.”
“Harry Kane? He’s not bad is he?” added the Norwegian.
“He is a fantastic goalscorer, one of the best in the world. From the outside, it looks like he never misses chances really. We have to make sure he doesn’t get any against us.”
“They are a top, top side and if we want to get close to them or go past them we will need a good result,” he concluded.
"The speculation is there for a reason."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had some big praise for Mauricio Pochettino.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 10, 2019
Now that things seem to be working properly, the Red Devils have returned to Manchester from their flash trip to Dubai with their hopes on getting some points they lost back and become one of the title contenders as soon as they possibly can.
The result from next Sunday’s match at Wembley will be a great indicator of what could happen to the manager’s future at the club, but the Manchester United players have another idea in mind for their visit to Spurs.
None of them have forgotten about the match during the first half of the season they lost at Old Trafford, more than one of them are eager to prove a point and get those three points back from Wembley.
We are bound to see how key players like Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, or Anthony Martial react to this new challenge.
Every single one of those footballers has recovered their best form, we might get a glimpse of it against another one of the most competitive sides in English football today.
🗣 "He's [Pochettino] done a very good job. The speculation is there for a reason because he's done well but it's not my job to rate different managers. My focus is on me and my team."
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 10, 2019
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