Solskjaer goes head-to-head with Pochettino & other big talking points ahead of Tottenham clash
Writing for Give Me Sport, Daniel Gardner explains what we should look out for at Wembley on Sunday.
Solskjaer vs Pochettino
"The stakes are high for both coaches this weekend, with the winner to build a strong case for the United job on a permanent basis. Solskjaer has not put a foot wrong since his return to Old Trafford and now stands on the verge of surpassing Matt Busby's 1946/47 coaching record if he can record a win at Wembley this weekend."
"A win for United would close the gap on the top-four and give Ed Woodward a reason to extend Solskajer's stay at Old Trafford. Pochettino will be chasing his side's first Premier League double over United in 30 years. United have made no secret to capture Pochettino's signature for next season and a win for the Argentinian may mean that Woodward may come calling at the end of the season."
Away record spells trouble for United
"Since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all failed to overcome Spurs in London. Spurs have remained undefeated at home against United since 2012 and will be intent on maintaining their record and notching the first loss of Solskjaer's reign at Old Trafford."
Is the belief back at United?
"United have scored 14 goals in their last four Premier League outings. The results coming against sides in the bottom half of the Premier League have papered over the issues with United's backline. While the attacking changes have brought the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford, it won't be enough against a Spurs side searching for their first league title since 1961."