Tottenham boss Pochettino says Man United rumours no 'motivation' for Solskjaer

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2019

The Daily Star report that Solskjaer held talks with the England man during United's warm-weather training in Dubai, where the interim boss "made it clear" that he will replace Romelu Lukaku as the club's spearhead.

Pochettino will take on Solskjaer's United in an enticing Premier League game at Wembley on Sunday, with the favourite to take over as Old Trafford boss next summer doing his best to side-step questions on his future in his pre-match press conference.

"(Harry Kane's) a fantastic goalscorer - one of the best in the world to play up there.

"He is a top, top professional".

Paul Pogba's form has mirrored that of United under Solskjaer, the World Cup victor netting four goals and adding three assists in his four games since Jose Mourinho left the club, but Pochettino warned against the dangers of focusing too much on one individual.

Pochettino said: "It's true that today the Premier League is so competitive and today for Tottenham to go to, I don't know, to Southampton and sign a player like they used to do, like with Bale - today, it's so hard".

"He never misses chances so let's make sure he doesn't get any against us".

"I have good memories because I remember when he scored after 90 minutes at the Camp Nou, I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach - we were there at the Camp Nou in 1999", Pochettino said.

The Reds have won all five of their games under the Norwegian's charge so far, although this weekends game against Spurs is quite comfortably the most hard that they will have faced. That doesn't mean how we operate today is not right, but of course with time you need to innovate and find new ideas and always be open to try to improve. I think that's our strength as well, going forward and attacking as a team when you look at us now, the way we've played.

"The last five games haven't been too bad but there is always things to work on; the relationship between players, the cohesion and the understanding. Hopefully we will see a positive team".

The World Cup victor belatedly joined the club's warm weather training camp in Dubai, which Solskjaer claimed was a successful trip on his return to Manchester.

He said: "It was very good". If we are talking about extending a contract or giving me more money, you need to be careful. "It looked like it".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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