Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Marcus Rashford can reach Harry Kane's level - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford can reach Harry Kane's level - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Six points behind league leaders Liverpool with 17 games still to play, Mauricio Pochettino's side are genuine title contenders.

Gone are the days when the Red Devils used to enjoy playing Tottenham away from home under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Furthermore, he does not consider a move to Manchester to be his decision alone to make, and will consult his family and coaching staff - who would all have to move with him.

Former United and Norway striker Solskjaer has won all five of his matches in charge and Pochettino said the Ferguson effect can not be dismissed ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash.

"We had a very nice lunch in London [in 2016] and since then we have kept a good relationship".

"He's one of the people I admired the most". Because in that moment we were neutral. To have the possibility to see him every day is massive. "He is an encyclopaedia of football".

The Daily Star report that Solskjaer held talks with the England man during United's warm-weather training in Dubai, where the interim boss "made it clear" that he will replace Romelu Lukaku as the club's spearhead.

"We've beaten them the last three times at home in the Premier League - twice at White Hart Lane and once at Wembley", said Pochettino. Maybe our performance wasn't the best but we competed very well.

The opposite flank is one of the tougher positions in the team with Ben Davies and Luke Shaw providing competition, but Danny Rose has been preferred by Pochettino of late and so just about gets the nod.

Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.

"In that case when I say we need, we need to find a different way to operate, between all, sharing ideas and trying to find different ways to adapt, the new sporting project".

Levy, though, believes that Spurs can not risk losing Pochettino and will rebuff any advances from Old Trafford, according to The Sun.

"Daniel is not an easy person to do business with", Pochettino said.

"For different reasons, because after almost five years, always you need to refresh the project, to find a different way". Certainly mid-table in terms of facilities. But, of course, Sunday's game is against a top, top side.

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