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Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in competition for the Premier League title, insists ex-Liverpool striker, revealing what shocked him most about PSG boss


Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in trouble for the Premier League title next season.

That’s the point of view of one of his former players, Rickie Lambert, who “can’t speak loud enough” of the Argentine.

Pochettino failed to earn any silverware during his five-year tenure as Tottenham boss, but could do so at Man United, Lambert says
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Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in competition for the Premier League title, insists ex-Liverpool striker, revealing what shocked him most about PSG boss
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Pochettino and Lambert enjoyed success together at Southampton[/caption]

United have reportedly had an approach for Pochettino blocked by current club Paris Saint-Germain as they seek a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Lambert and Pochettino worked together for a season at Southampton, where, during his five-year stay there, Lambert scored an incredible 115 goals with 64 assists in 230 games.

And the now retired center forward insists his former boss is one of the best managers he’s ever worked with.

Asked if Manchester United would be a perfect fit for Pochettino, he told talkSPORT: “I think it would be better for Man United if they had it.

“I can’t believe they didn’t choose him two years ago when Tottenham sacked him. I’m still in shock that they didn’t do it at the time. I can’t talk about the guy enough.

Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in competition for the Premier League title, insists ex-Liverpool striker, revealing what shocked him most about PSG boss
Pochettino is currently the boss of PSG
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“Technically he’s the best I’ve come across, but also in managing men – he’s some of the best,” Lambert added.

“His attention to detail is what shocked me. This is something that I have never seen before. The attention to detail it gets into is amazing.

Pochettino really made a name for himself at Tottenham, who named him after his successful South Coast season with Southampton.

He finished second in the Premier League to Spurs, while guiding them to two third places. He also led them to a Champions League final, before losing to Liverpool in 2019.

Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in competition for the Premier League title, insists ex-Liverpool striker, revealing what shocked him most about PSG boss
Man United seek replacement for Solskjaer
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And Lambert still doesn’t think Pochettino gets enough credit for the remarkable work he has done in North London.

“I think his time at Tottenham is totally underestimated. I think the squad he had at Tottenham is nowhere near as good as Man United’s at the moment, ”said the former England international.

“I think he faced two of the best managers the Premier League has ever seen with this Tottenham side.

“And, if he were to host a team like Man United, I think within a year and a half, next season, I think he would be a challenge.”

Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in competition for the Premier League title, insists ex-Liverpool striker, revealing what shocked him most about PSG boss
The Argentine guided Spurs to a Champions League final, as well as brilliant Premier League finishes
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Lambert also worked with another potential candidate for the post at Old Trafford, Brendan Rodgers, during his time in Liverpool.

Rodgers signed the Southampton forward when Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona, ​​but he only scored three goals during his time on Merseyside.

Despite this, Lambert has praised the current Leicester boss – but still believes Pochettino would be a better fit.

“I think with Brendan he would definitely play Man United like they always played in the past – attacking football,” Lambert said.

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Mauricio Pochettino would put Manchester United in competition for the Premier League title, insists ex-Liverpool striker, revealing what shocked him most about PSG boss
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“He would really move the players forward and score goals, feeling confident again.

“One of the best technical managers I have met, Brendan, a very good manager.

“I would be surprised if they opted for Brendan instead of Poch. I’m still surprised, again, like I said, that they didn’t choose Poch at the start.

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