Mauricio Pochettino keeps quiet on United links ahead of Sunday's showdown
- The Red Devils face Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday in a must-win clash.
- Pochettino has been heavily linked with a United move in the summer.
- However, during his pre-match conference, the Argentine didn't answer any questions about his future.
- Instead, the Spurs manager focused on the upcoming clash.
Speaking about Sunday's game at Wembley, Pochettino said: "It's going to be a very nice game. Always Tottenham vs Manchester, Manchester vs Tottenham, every time that we play it's always exciting, very competitive games. Of course this Sunday it will be a very nice game to watch.
"It will be tough, I think Manchester United arrive in a very good level, with very good momentum. Of course they've had more time to prepare for this game.
"They arrive from Dubai and we were involved in the Carabao Cup semi-final, but we are going to arrive in a very good condition. We will arrive fresh to compete on Sunday in our best way. Of course it's going to be a tough game for both sides."
He's the favourite to become Manchester United's next permanent manager, but Pochettino has other ideas. pic.twitter.com/BYWsxvpTHh— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 8, 2019
The Spurs boss has also revealed that his side will not be man-marking Paul Pogba on Sunday. Speaking about the Frenchman's importance to United.
🗣️ "Pogba is a very talented player, and a great player."— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) January 11, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino is wary of the strength of the United and is not focusing on Paul Pogba alone this Sunday. #mufc pic.twitter.com/zxC8yYOh5e
He added: "Pogba is a very talented player with a lot of quality but of course we won't just be focused on Pogba, we need to be focused on the team performance."
🗣 “The rebirth of Paul Pogba is down to the departure of José Mourinho.”— Black Type (@blacktypebet) January 10, 2019
- Mathias Pogba pic.twitter.com/04AvCau6PD
According to Caught Offside, United have already opened talks with Pochettino about taking over as their long-term head coach next season. Moreover, the source report the Argentinian has already identified the player which he'd like to see at Old Trafford and that's Leicester City's attacking midfielder James Maddison.