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

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

Solskjaer has won his first five games as United boss but faces his first real test when he lines up against Tottenham.

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

"I've only met him once myself". But I do remember that we were in a very bad place and we started to walk around the stand of the Camp Nou.

"We just keep working every single day on improving the team here".

He said: "It was very good".

Lukaku averages a goal nearly every other game for the Red Devils but he has struggled this season, only scoring eight league goals so far, and went nine games without a goal at one point.

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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. "I'm more tough when I talk about them because I feel a massive responsibility when I talk about the people I bring with me, because they depend on me".

Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane are in fine form for Tottenham, with England global Kane being the joint top scorer in the Premier League with 14 goals.

"Today the Premier League is so competitive and for Tottenham to go to, I don't know, Southampton and sign a player like they used to do, like with Gareth Bale, today it's so hard", he said. It's the same situation that happens with big clubs. I think everything has changed.

United's caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken advice from Sir Alex Ferguson since taking up his position, and Pochettino is pleased to hear that the 77-year-old Scot - who underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage last year - is back involved.

Asked if he has a chance of getting the job, he said: "I think he has".

In other words: Solskjaer has fulfilled the functions of what you'd expect from a manager, encouraging a more open environment and style of football which best suits the players. He was one of the people I admired the most, an inspiration. He is a fantastic goalscorer and one of the best in the world but I have got a couple that I am happy to work with. "He is like an encyclopaedia of football".