Mauricio Pochettino’s remarks about Cristiano Ronaldo could backfire at Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be appointed as Manchester United’s new manager.
After being fired on Sunday morning, they may appoint as their new boss.
Despite having a job at Tottenham Hotspur, Pochettino has been tipped to take over at Old Trafford.
Following the Red Devils’ 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford, Solskjaer was given his marching orders.
United had already dropped to eighth place in the Premier League after losing to Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool, and Manchester City this season.
If Pochettino is appointed as United’s manager, he will be faced with a difficult task.
And he’ll have to rely on superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo to deliver and turn around the team’s season.
However, Ronaldo may give Pochettino a cold reception in Manchester after the former Tottenham manager proclaimed Lionel Messi the best player on the planet.
“He is without a doubt the best player in the world,” Pochettino said of Messi after the Argentine scored his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG on Saturday.
Similar comments were made by the former defender in 2015.
“Messi is this type of player,” the 49-year-old said. “For me, he is the best in the world today, better than Cristiano Ronaldo, and he can decide a game.”
“For my generation, [Diego] Maradona has always been a very special player.
Maradona was a god to me as a kid.
“Changing your mind and saying Messi is better or Ronaldo is better is difficult, but Messi is the best in the world right now.”
“Even if I didn’t coach Messi, I’d say Messi.”
I respond from the depths of my being.
“I always express myself.”
On Tuesday night, Ronaldo scored twice as United defeated Villarreal 2-0 in the Champions League to advance to the knockout stages of the competition.
The Portugal international, who is widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest players, has now scored in each of his team’s five European games this season.
Ronaldo’s talent hasn’t gone unnoticed by Pochettino, who praised the 36-year-old ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid in 2017.
Pochettino acknowledged, “He’s a phenomenon.”
“He is not only a professional, but he is also a.
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