Pochettino dismisses talk of tactical duel with Solskjaer

Pochettino dismisses talk of tactical duel with Solskjaer

De Gea made a string of superb saves to make it a sixth consecutive win for Solskjaer since taking charge.

Some journalists said it was the best goalkeeping performance they'd ever seen in the flesh while Matt Law from the Telegraph gave the United star a rare 10/10 for his display.

But Pochettino insisted that the pair had overseen a "collective" battle and joked that he and Solskjaer would have had to take to the field for an individual duel.

The Spanish worldwide was outstanding as he made a number of sensational saves to deny Spurs and thwart the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli during the second half as United held on to secure a 1-0 win.

"I'm not going to judge his tactics".

Asked if he's been given more freedom under Solskjaer, Pogba replied: "Yeah, that's what the manager has told me: "get in the box, get goals - you will score goals if you're in the box". You only can talk about the game.

An open second half saw both teams create a raft of chances, but Hugo Lloris and the exceptional De Gea came out on top, with United moving level on 41 points with fifth-placed Arsenal as a result.

"It wasn't the intention of the United player but it was a bad tackle and now he has bit of a swelling on his ankle and he was limping after the game", he said. "That's where we improve, progress and get more experience". Then the next game Fulham against [Claudio] Ranieri, then [Chelsea boss Maurizio] Sarri.

United have won five games from five in the Premier League since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho, yet Pochettino would also not be drawn on improvement in the Red Devils ranks, despite recording a 3-0 win in the reverse fixture earlier this season. I like to play more attacking.

"I think my feeling is completely different". It was really hard with the system and tactics we used to play, I want to be more attacking, pressing, playing high.

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