Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Mauricio Pochettino and they might finally land their man in the coming weeks.

Pochettino is a special coach, but his case in Paris at the moment is curious. It is comparable to that which has decided the fate of Solskjaer in Manchester.

Pochettino is keen to join United mid-season and leave PSG, where he is contracted until 2023.

Pochettino responded to questions from English and French reporters in English, but was predictably reluctant to elaborate on his interest in managing United.

“I am not a kid, I am not a child,” Pochettino said. “I spent my whole life playing football and now 12 years as a coach.

“We are in a business where rumours are everywhere. I completely understand, sometimes in a positive or a negative way. I’m not distracted.

“Rumours are there and we need to live with that. We are so focused, we are giving 100% to try to get our best form from the players to help us in this way, I am so happy with PSG. For tomorrow, we are focused on trying to get the best result we can.

“I do not think we can talk about that. My respect to my club, my respect to another man, what that club is doing is not my business. I need to be focused on Paris Saint-Germain.

I’m not going to make the mistake of talking. Everything we will say in a way, in the past when I was at Espanyol and my dream was to meet Ferguson, all that, I can tell now it’s going to be misunderstood and out of context.

I am so happy at PSG, I am focused on trying to give my best. I was a player at PSG. I love the club, I love the fans, it’s a fantastic time to be at the club.

Football is today, not tomorrow. The club needs to plan and we need to plan about what will happen tomorrow, but football is about results.

“A few days ago, two years since we left Tottenham, and I remember a few weeks ago in the media, there were rumours linking us with another club, and look what happened after. It’s not about living in the past or the future.

“I think I was clear. I said to you all that my contract is until 2023. It is for this season and one more. I am really happy at Paris Saint-Germain. That is a fact. The fact is that I am happy in Paris. ”

Solskjaer has laid the foundation for success for Manchester United as they desperately need silverware and Pochettino has failed to win a major honour in his managerial career. He’s a world-class tactician and a genuinely exciting operator who could get this talented United squad playing at their optimum level.

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