Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Spurs counterpart


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Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino but stopped short of endorsing the Argentine for the permanent job at Old Trafford.

United head to Tottenham on Sunday as Solskjaer bids to continue his perfect start to his tenure, having managed five wins in as many games so far.

The visitors are 3.50 to win at Wembley, a draw is 3.60 and Spurs can be backed at 2.10.

The former United striker has made no secret of his desire to remain in charge beyond the end of his temporary deal, although his current club Molde say they expect Solskjaer to return to Norway in May.

Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford at the end of the season, with the likes of Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also considered candidates.

Solskjaer praised the work Pochettino has done at Spurs but refused to comment on rumours linking his counterpart with United.

“He’s done a very good job,” Solskjaer told reporters on Thursday.

“The speculation is there for a reason because he’s done well but it’s not my job to rate different managers. My focus is on me and my team.”

United are 4.00 to secure a top four finish and Spurs are 17.00 to win the Premier League outright.

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