Pochettino dismisses talk of tactical duel with Solskjaer

Pochettino dismisses talk of tactical duel with Solskjaer

Pochettino dismisses talk of tactical duel with Solskjaer

Pochettino's men would go on to batter Manchester United after the break, only to be denied by a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping, with David de Gea making 11 saves in the second half alone.

Some journalists said it was the best goalkeeping performance they'd ever seen in the flesh while Matt Law from the Telegraph gave the United star a rare 10/10 for his display.

"It was Tottenham against Manchester United", he told his post-match news conference.

Pogba was left on the bench for Mourinho's final three league games in charge before returning to play a central role under Solskjaer. "I'm not going to talk about [a battle with Solskjaer]". You only can talk about the game. United were deeper in the second half, but to play against that system it was wonderful to create 11 chances in the second half.

"Today, to talk about the game, of course we were better". They are now nine points behind Liverpool and it would take a major collapse from the Merseysiders - as well as Manchester City - for Pochettino's men to triumph.

"It wasn't the intention of the United player but it was a bad tackle and now he has bit of a swelling on his ankle and he was limping after the game".

"OK, come on. That is football and it's always about collective things". I like to be more attacking, pressing, playing high - defending is not my best attribute.

- Tottenham have lost consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since May 2015. I feel so proud and I am leaving Wembley with a good feeling.

Asked last month by Sky how he might respond to an offer to take charge of a major club, the England boss responded: 'Well, I think at the moment that's very easy because I don't have anything to consider.

The Norwegian coach set-up his team perfectly in the first half as United frustrated Tottenham for long periods and hit them with the ideal counter-attack to take the lead shortly before the break.

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