Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the hypothesis round Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino “is there for a motive”.
The pair head the betting to take over as United’s subsequent full-time supervisor, with Pochettino nonetheless rated the extra prone to substitute Jose Mourinho.
Solskjaer is in non permanent cost and has gained his first 5 United video games.
“It is not my job to price completely different managers however he has accomplished an excellent job,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“The hypothesis is there for a motive.”
The pair go head-to-head at Wembley on Sunday, with United seeking to avenge a 3-Zero house defeat by Spurs in August.
In Could, Pochettino signed a brand new contract with Tottenham that runs to 2023 and on Monday mentioned he hoped to be Spurs boss for 20 years.
Though Harry Kane has scored solely twice in 10 appearances in opposition to United, the Tottenham and England captain represents their most blatant risk.
He was on the right track at Previous Trafford in August and, together with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is joint-top scorer within the Premier League with 14 targets and nicely positioned to win one other Golden Boot following his successes in 2016 and 2017.
Because the 16th-highest scorer in United’s historical past with 126 targets, and the person accountable for the last-minute Champions League winner in opposition to Bayern Munich in 1999, Solskjaer is nicely positioned to evaluate the deserves of Kane.
“He isn’t unhealthy is he?” mentioned the Norwegian.
“He’s a implausible goalscorer, among the finest on the planet. From the surface it seems to be like he by no means misses probabilities actually. We’ve to ensure he would not get any in opposition to us.”
After lacking the FA Cup win over Studying by damage, which additionally meant he was a late arrival to United’s coaching camp in Dubai, midfielder Paul Pogba will likely be match for the Tottenham sport.
Solskjaer accepts the sport represents the primary important take a look at of the constructive influence he has made since agreeing to face except for his work at membership aspect Molde to information United by till the tip of the season.
He has already lowered the hole to fourth spot from 11 factors when he took over to 6, with United 10 factors behind third-placed Tottenham.
“They’re a prime, prime aspect and if we need to get near them or go previous them we’ll want a superb outcome,” he mentioned.
Solskjaer additionally revealed defender Marcos Rojo has returned to Argentina for remedy on a long-standing damage.