Why Pochettino Will Face Same Problem As Solskjaer Has Been Analyzed

Why Pochettino Will Face Same Problem As Solskjaer Has Been Analyzed

Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been approached this week over the possibility of taking over the Manchester United job from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But former Liverpool and West Ham midfielder Don Hutchison say the former Tottenham boss will still have the same problems as Solskjaer has with the likes of Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek.

“You've still got the same individuals,” Hutchison told ESPN FC.

“He's still got players that I look at, and I look at people like Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, and they're not the only ones. Yeah [the players aren't good enough].

“But I think he would improve them but I look at Ole and I thought Ole had improved a lot of the players, I really did.

“And then you go to about four or five players and you're not sure what performance they're going to bring.

“When I watch Anthony Martial, he doesn't seem like a hungry goal-getter.

“I know his numbers were terrific last season but he's not an out-an-out centre-forward.

“[Edinson] Cavani's been brought in, alright he needs to catch up on a bit of game time, I thought he might play a bit more.

“The signing of Donny van de Beek, he must be scratching his head thinking ‘What am I doing?'.

“Paul Pogba is a player that I look at and love him but I criticise him so much because I think there's so much more he can do, so he's not consistent, and the list goes on.

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“You're looking at a really disjointed group of players. They are way off.”

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