Manchester United caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino deserves the Old Trafford job.
The Argentine has been strongly linked with United move after Jose Mourinho dismissal and is believed to become the Red Devils’ permanent manager in the summer.
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With United consider Pochettino as their No 1 choice of potential Old Trafford bosses, Solskjaer admits it is no surprise he has been linked with taking over at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s interim deal will expire at the end of this season and himself wants to get the job on a permanent basis.
“He’s done a very good job,” the Manchester United manager said.
“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.”
United will be in the Premier League action on Sunday evening as they face Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.
The clash is considered as Solskjaer’s first test since he took over from sacked Mourinho, having managed five consecutive wins.
However, the Norwegian, who beat Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Reading, insists Tottenham are NOT his first real test as the Red Devils manager.
“The speculation is there for a reason.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had some big praise for Mauricio Pochettino.
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“No we’ve had tests,” he added.
“Newcastle away was a test, the first game how everyone reacted away to Cardiff was a test, the second game, how the crowd would affect is a test.”
“You get tested every single game in the Premier League.”
“But of course this is against a top side and if we want to get close to them and go past them we will need a good performance and a good result.”
The 20-time Premier League champions currently sit sixth with 6 points behind Champions League spot as they look to force their way into the top four.