Dimitar Berbatov has his say on Mauricio Pochettino to Manchester United talk

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Dimitar Berbatov
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Many Tottenham Hotspur fans are likely to be still full of confidence about the season ahead after the thrashing of former Premier League champions Manchester United.

Spurs found themselves behind within the opening two minutes of the match when Davinson Sanchez brought down Anthony Martial, with Bruno Fernandes netting from the spot.

After that moment, the match was dominated the North Londoners with two goals apiece from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min along with a well-taken finish by Serge Aurier condemning United to a Premier League defeat only matched by their defeat to Manchester City in 2011.

Somewhat ironically, it was Jose Mourinho who returned to Old Trafford to inflict the heavy defeat on his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Former Spurs and United striker believes that the pressure will continue to mount on the Norwegian if they continue to struggle and cannot believe that Mauricio Pochettino is still without a club, nearly a year after leaving the lilywhites.

Pochettino was sacked by Daniel Levy last November following a poor start to the season and had been linked with the United job (Manchester Evening News).

“To me, it is amazing that Mauricio Pochettino is available for this job, one of football’s finest coaches in my opinion,” he told Betfair.

“You can say maybe he waited for this job, but that is very risky for a manager to do, and I cannot believe another club hasn’t snapped him up.

“Pochettino may be ‘the man’, but at some stage, they were all ‘the man’ – Moyes, van Gaal, Mourinho, all were the next saviour at one stage.

“For United fans, I would say that every single person connected to the team in any way are all suffering.

“The ones that will express their feelings the loudest will be the fans, and I can understand this.

“United are led by people who want success for the club, and the glory days will return, of that there is no doubt – just when that is, is the question.”

Berbatov gave his backing for Solskjaer to remain in the job, at least for the time being, he added: 

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken some criticism recently, I can understand why the odds say he is the most likely manager to leave his post, especially if they continue down this road,” he added.

“The pressure on him will only continue to grow, and if they continue to fail to win points, the point will likely come where action is taken. I believe he is still fine for the job personally, and we will have to see.”

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