Pochettino fears for Harry Kane's fitness after Manchester United loss

Pochettino fears for Harry Kane's fitness after Manchester United loss

Pochettino fears for Harry Kane's fitness after Manchester United loss

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Friday morning (Jan 11) that he was among the 90,245 fans who packed Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium in 1999 to watch Manchester United's fabled 2-1 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich.

The win lifts United to level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal and six behind Chelsea, now in the fourth and final Champions League spot, but Spurs remain nine points behind leaders Liverpool.

Southgate's current contract with the FA lasts until after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but the report claims that he could be tempted by the Old Trafford post.

Nevertheless, a resurgent United will travel to Wembley looking to bridge the six-point gap between themselves and the top four.

Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007, has made it clear that he would love to stay on as manager beyond this season, helping his cause by winning his first five matches in charge. "I don't even remember some of the saves so I can't pick a best". "I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach, we were then at Nou Camp in 1999", Pochettino told a media conference.

"I said to David at halftime, 'you might have to make a save here, you have to keep your concentration, "' Solskjaer said. We are football people.

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"I have good memories of him".

Rashford is expected to line up as the spearhead of United's attack when they face Kane's Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday with both the team and striker on a hot run of form under the interim manager.

However, Solskjaer - on loan from Molde - insisted the blockbuster clash is not about him or counterpart Pochettino. "The second half, I think we did so well, we played so well".

"Like last Tuesday it was [Eden] Hazard, and now Pogba. He's a very exciting player to work with". But it's not only Pogba or Hazard, there are different players around. By barking instructions to Dalot, he showed he would not allow his players to switch off and forget the game plan until the last ball had been kicked.

Manchester United sources have however downplayed reports linking them with Southgate.

"Of course, when we suffered the (Moussa) Sissoko injury we didn't organise quick and maybe in that moment it was a few minutes that we concede the goal". We hope it's not a big issue too.

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