Spurs boss admits to cheering on United
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to celebrating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s famous goal that won Man Utd the Champions League.
Pochettino is thought to be United’s first choice to take over from caretaker manager Solskjaer, who is holding the fort following Jose Mourinho’s sacking last month, in the summer.
The Argentinian – an Espanyol player at the time – has revealed he was at the Nou Camp in 1999 as Solskjaer’s injury-time goal against Bayern Munich won the Red Devils the Champions League.
The pair will go head-to-head at Wembley on Sunday as Spurs host United in the Premier League.
‘I have good memories because I remember when he scored after 90 minutes at the Nou Camp, I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach we were then at the Nou Camp in 1999,’ he said.
‘I remember him when he scored the second goal in the injury-time and how I shouted the goal of Manchester United, that was unbelievable.
‘We were neutral people watching a fantastic game. I have good memories of him.
‘On Sunday we are going to meet at Wembley when 20 years ago I was shouting a goal that he scored for Manchester United and now we are going to play them at Wembley.’