Mauricio Pochettino has the ‘swagger’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lacked, but Gabby Agbonlahor remains skeptical of Manchester United’s chances of success even if they name the Argentine.
The former Tottenham manager is heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford since Solskjaer’s sacking last weekend.
It is understood that Pochettino was at the top of United’s list of possible substitutes and the Argentine is keen to return to the Premier League, however, the latest reports claim that the Red Devils’ initial approach has been blocked by his current club, the Paris Saint Germain. .
It is therefore unclear whether Man United can be successful with an immediate move to Pochettino or whether they will be forced to wait until summer to bring him to Old Trafford.
Agbonlahor backed the possible nomination, saying Pochettino had what Solskjaer lacked, but insists that does not mean he will end the club’s trophy drought.
“What I felt about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and I said it from day one, is that he doesn’t have that boast about him,” the former captain said. ‘Aston Villa Agbonlahor at talkSPORT Breakfast.
“You look at Steven Gerrard, you look [Jurgen] Klopp, Pep [Guardiola] – they have this aura in them of going into a locker room and demanding things.
“I could imagine Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing a game and saying: ‘You know what, leave tomorrow, we’ll come back on Monday, we’ll try again.’
“These great managers will go there and ask for more, will ask for more at half-time, will ask for more on the pitch.
“They have the passion which shows that they are really engaged with the team.
“That’s what I think Pochettino might get when he enters Manchester United.
“They will be a big pressure for him when he comes in because if they don’t finish in the top four when he enters the club, it’s a terrible season for Manchester United.
“They are a million kilometers from Chelsea, a million kilometers from Liverpool, over a million kilometers from Manchester City.
“They are not going to win the Premier League. I don’t see them winning the Premier League for a long time.
“It doesn’t matter if you go and buy the best players – they have no way of playing.
“You look at Manchester United and ask yourself, ‘How are they playing? “
“There is no system. You don’t see Manchester United full-backs coming in and shopping.
“So it’s hard work for Pochettino or for anyone who comes to Manchester United because the hope is to win things and the only thing I can see Manchester United winning is maybe an FA Cup, if they are lucky. “