Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head this coming Sunday, in a game that could well shape Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial future.
Ironically, the Baby Faced Assassin will go head-to-head with the favourite to land the job, Mauricio Pochettino, with the Red Devils looking to avenge the 3-0 beating that Spurs put on us at Old Trafford earlier on in the season.
Ahead of the match, Pochettino met the media to discuss all things United, Spurs and Solskjaer – including the fact that the Argentine was actually at the Nou Camp in 1999 when his opposite number scored the goal to win the Red Devils the cup.
Pochettino’s tale about celebrating Solskjaer’s goal is brilliant, as he was truly caught up in the moment. Now, they’ll meet at Wembley Stadium in a huge Premier League encounter.
“It wasn’t great, I remember the Spanish guy that scored the goal for Cardiff,” Pochettino said, per the Manchester Evening News.
“I have good memories of him also because I remember when he scored after 90 minutes, I was there at the Camp Nou with my goalkeeper coach in 1999, and I remember him scoring the second goal in injury time.”
“I shouted the goal for Manchester United because it was unbelievable, we were neutral and watching a fantastic game. So of course I have good memories of him.
“You look now and we will meet at Wembley and I was shouting a goal he scored for Manchester United and now we are going to play them.”
No doubt the stories about the Spurs manager taking over at United will go into overdrive on the back of this, but it’s just a brilliant, unrelated story that he simply couldn’t pass up on sharing with the media.
With that said, Pochettino would absolutely be my number one choice for the job on a permanent at this point in time. But, an awful lot can happen between now until the end of the season, so the worst thing United could do is rush into any decision.