Manchester United Concern Me - Former Chelsea Star Wary On Top Four

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But if we add all competitions into the mix, then The Red Devils get the edge (W5, D1, L4).

"We were always the ones going into these games as the underdog and now some of these games we are going into as favourites, especially at home".

"It will be a test but we are going there to win the match".

Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Alexis Sanchez and Marouane Fellaini were not seen travelling down to London with the Manchester United squad ahead of Sunday's meeting with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

However, he said that he did not see Sunday's match as an audition for he or Pochettino, who has caught United's eye by making Tottenham top-four regulars in recent seasons despite limited resources.

The Reds have won all five of their games under the Norwegian's charge so far, although this weekends game against Spurs is quite comfortably the most hard that they will have faced.

"For me, it's the opposite", Pochettino said.

United have swept aside more limited opposition in Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle in the league and Reading in the FA Cup since Solskjaer took charge to close the gap on the top four to six points.

"I can not hide my admiration and relationship with him". I think Dubai helped as a good bonding trip for Ole to get to know the players and staff a bit more.

"For me, it's not a point to discuss". He was a very nice man to speak to and we had a nice chat. "I'm so happy with him".

Southgate's place on the short list makes sense after his work at the England helm.

Those rumours have resurfaced following Jose Mourinho's sacking last month, with Pochettino not hiding his respect for Ferguson in an interview with Sky Sports. I learned the good and the not so good.

The England boss was also nominated for world coach of the year in Fifa's The Best awards after taking England to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990. Thirty years ago it happened in Argentina - not only Marcelo, all the managers were like this.

Since returning to United, where he played as a striker between 1996 and 2007, Solskjaer has spoken repeatedly of the need to return to the attractive, attacking football that they played for much of Alex Ferguson's reign.