Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson: Mauricio Pochettino best in the PL [Spurs Show]

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Debate over who will replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager continues to rage.

On Tuesday, reports suggested that Mauricio Pochettino, after his sterling work at Spurs, was in the frame to take over at Old Trafford.

See: Sun say Man United are talking to Pochettino’s people, but the Spurs boss doesn’t have an agent.

However, the links between Pochettino and United are nixed in Wednesday’s papers, with Jose Mourinho telling friends he will be the next manager at Old Trafford.

Intriguingly, the word from Old Trafford is that Manchester United’s legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson is not that keen on appointing Mourinho.

Despite the fact publicly, Mourinho and Ferguson always say what good friends they are, it is thought that the legendary United boss prefers Ryan Giggs and already overlooked The Special One when he appointed David Moyes as his successor.

Ferguson is on the Manchester United board, so does have some say on who will replace Louis van Gaal should the Dutchman depart.

New evidence has now emerged pointing to where the Pochettino rumours may have come from.

Speaking on the Spurs Show podcast, MP for Tottenham David Lammy has said that he was recently in the company of Sir Alex, who said that Pochettino is the best manager in the Premier League.

This claim can be heard at 2.00 minutes here.

Pochettino, who has also been linked with the Chelsea job, has three-and-a-half years left on his contract at White Hart Lane.

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