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Tottenham boss Pochettino was immediately made the favourite for the Manchester United job when they parted ways with Jose Mourinho back in December.

The Argentine, who has ruled the roost over in north London ever since arriving from Southampton nearly five years ago, has turned Spurs into a top-four side throughout his time in charge.

Pochettino has been strongly linked with the Manchester United job in the past, and was even being eyed before Mourinho’s appointment in 2016.

On that occasion, though, he decided to remain at Tottenham.

United, meanwhile, are currently on the rise under Solskjaer with the club somewhat resembling the side that dominated English football under Sir Alex Ferguson.

As a result, many are tipping Solskjaer to land the job on a full-time basis.

Yet the Manchester Evening News say Pochettino covets the role in news sure to rile every Tottenham supporter.

The Argentine has worked wonders during his time there and it has previously been claimed he wants to stay for the opening of the club’s new stadium.

But now, with Pochettino wanting United, it leaves the Red Devils in a tricky situation.

On the one hand is Solskjaer, a man entrenched in the club’s DNA and one whose tactics, so far, are daring fans to dream again.

Few imagined the 46-year-old would land the job full-time when he took over two months ago.

But Premier League legend Alan Shearer believes he has ALREADY secured the role, despite claims Pochettino wants it too.

“What a job he is doing,” Shearer told Match Of The Day.

“He’s made up a huge deficit, Manchester United were 11 points off the top four when took he over and they’ve made that up.

“It doesn’t matter whether he gets the job next week or at the end of the season – he’s getting it.

“Decisions are being made now behind the scenes for pre-season, players coming in and players going out. He’s making those decisions.

“It’s just a matter of time. He’s done a brilliant job.”

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