Solskjaer hails Spurs boss Pochettino.

Dele Alli shakes Pochettino. [AFP/Getty]

Mauricio Pochettino is doing a great job at Tottenham and it is the reason why he is being linked with the managerial job at Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The interim United boss - who has won five straight games since replacing Jose Mourinho at the Old Trafford helm weeks ago - heaped praise on the Argentine and can understand why he is one of the favourites to become the Red Devils next permanent manager.

"He has done a very good job," Solskjaer said, ahead of United's Premier League game against Spurs at Wembley on Sunday, as the Mirror reported.

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"That speculation is there for a reason because he has done well."

Solskjaer knows his side face a tough test in Tottenham but isn’t looking to play a defensive game at Wembley.

Solskjaer and Rashford. (Image: Man Utd via Getty Images)

"You get tested every single game in the Premier League - no doubt about it - but of course this is against a top, top side," the Norwegian said.

"If we want to get closer to them and go past them we need a good performance and a good result.

"You always adapt to any opposition. We play one of the best teams in the league. Of course we have got to be aware of their strengths.

"But I have been brought in a way that we need to attack teams. That is our strength, going forward, both as a team when you look at us now with the way we have played.

"We will not get as many chances to attack against [Spurs] as we have had before so we have got to be ready for when we get hold of the ball, to play well with it and make sure we use the whole pitch because Wembley is a decent-sized pitch as well."

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