Mauricio Pochettino: Man Utd reportedly contact former Tottenham manager over possible deal

Mauricio Pochettino: Man Utd reportedly contact former Tottenham manager over possible deal

- Mauricio Pochettino left Premier League club Tottenham in November 2019

- The Argentine tactician guided Spurs to the Champions League final six months earlier

- Reports say Manchester United have contacted the manager over possible replacement of Solskjaer

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Mauricio Pochettino has been out of job since November 2019 after he was relieved of his duties at Tottenham, barely six months after guiding the club to the Champions League final.

Latest reports have it that Manchester United have contacted the tactician over possible replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is under fire after seeing his side embarrassed 6-1 at home by Jose Mourinho inspired Tottenham on Sunday, October 4.

It was gathered that Poch was also considered for the Manchester United job last year before Solskjaer was eventually handed the job.

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According to UK outlet Daily Star, Manchester United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward got in touch with the former Spurs manager’s camp in a bid to change things at the Old Trafford.

Solskjaer's side has let in 11 goals in their opening three Premier League matches of the season, the second highest in the league.

And meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he is to blame for Man United's embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, October 4.

Mauricio Pochettino: Man Utd reportedly contact former Tottenham manager over possible deal

Mauricio Pochettino could be on his way to Manchester United. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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United were looking to build on their previous 3-2 unconvincing win over Brighton when they took on a Spurs side who are currently in fine shape.

The Old Trafford dwellers got things off a flying start inside a minute of game play, with Bruno Fernandes netting the opener from the penalty spot.

But Tanguy Ndombele restored parity soon after before Son Heung-Min making it 2-1 in the seventh minute.

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Things went from bad to worse for United after Anthony Martial was red-carded in the 28th minute after he was involved in a melee with Erik Lamela.

A Harry Kane brace, Heung-Min's second goal before half-time and Serge Aurier's 51st strike completed Spurs' rout as United suffered one of their worst defeats in history.

Speaking after the match, Solskjaer took responsibility for the poor result, saying he was to blame.

However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Facundo Pellistri made it just in time to complete a five-year move to Manchester United in a deal worth €8.50 million before the transfer window closed on Monday, October.

The 18-year-old forward joined the Red Devils from Atletico Penarol with an option to extend for a further year.

Pellistri became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's third signing on transfer deadline day after Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani.

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