Mauricio Pochettino
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Wembley Stadium on December 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Mauricio Pochettino refused to give an answer over why Manchester United have improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.

The Tottenham Hotspur boss is the bookies favourite to be named the next permanent manager at Old Trafford but insists he’s not focused on what’s going on at United ahead of their Premier League clash this Sunday.

“I think from the distance it’s so difficult,’ Pochettino said, according to Daily Mail.

“Of course I cannot be unfair with both managers. After Mourinho, the reality is that they’ve won five games in a row.”

“Always you know that when a new person arrives, or manager, it’s like refreshing the atmosphere at the club, and for many players that maybe didn’t play with another manager, it’s an option to play more.”

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“It’s a new voice that motivates you. But of course I’m not going to judge. It’s so unfair to judge Ole because he’s won five games or lost five games.”

“It’s not fair to judge in both ways and it’s not fair to judge Mourinho’s job. Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. For different reasons that I don’t know, cannot perceive, his relationship stopped with the club.”

“Of course for me only I am focused on trying to win the game on Sunday. Because we know that we need the three points to be in that race for the Premier League, to be in the top four, for the end of the season to be there.”

“I have huge respect for Mourinho and of course for Solksjaer. I cannot talk about what happened and what is happening.”

 

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