Berbatov predicts Prem job for Man Utd caretaker Solskjaer

  • Berbatov predicts Prem job for Man Utd caretaker Solskjaer

Berbatov predicts Prem job for Man Utd caretaker Solskjaer

Solskjaer could boost his chances of keeping the job if he masterminds a win at Wembley, but Pochettino said: "The motivation is always going to be there.

For him to be involved is massively important", said Pochettino, whose Tottenham side face United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

Manchester United's defence may have been leaky this season, but it could have been even worse without David de Gea, whose reputation as one of the world's best remains intact as he beats World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris into the team.

"Having players like (Harry), he's also a top, top professional and I'm sure whoever plays with him and trains with him can talk more about him".

And the most recent example of Solskjaer's mentality came after the FA Cup draw against Arsenal as the Norwegian told United's players: 'What an opportunity to show how good you are'.

United have won all five of their games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager and have looked significantly sharper in attack with 16 goals scored since the Portuguese's departure.

Paul Pogba's form has mirrored that of United under Solskjaer, the World Cup victor netting four goals and adding three assists in his four games since Jose Mourinho left the club, but Pochettino warned against the dangers of focusing too much on one individual. "You all know the best teams in the league and of course we have to be aware of their strengths", United's interim manager explained.

"Now on Sunday we are going to meet at Wembley when 20 years ago I was shouting a goal that he scored for Manchester United and now we are going to play them at Wembley".

"We just keep working every single day on improving the team here".

The World Cup victor belatedly joined the club's warm weather training camp in Dubai, which Solskjaer claimed was a successful trip on his return to Manchester.

"We had a very nice lunch in London [in 2016] and since then we have kept a good relationship". We need to create a way, because in the last four seasons and a half, we were adapting us to the project, to the club. That was unbelievable. We were neutral people watching a fantastic game. "It looked like it".