It is trickier to determine which players would thrive under the Argentine, although he does have a track record of developing young talent.
This was true at both Southampton and Tottenham, with the likes of Luke Shaw, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Harry Kane among the array of stars who were developed by Pochettino.
This, along with Pochettino’s ability to build success over the long-term, would be hugely beneficial to United’s younger crop of players.
There is a notable group of highly-talented youngsters at Old Trafford who could provide the bedrock of their squad for years to come: Dean Henderson, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams,
Daniel James, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial are among those whose best years are ahead of them.
In the short-term, there is unlikely to be any drastic changes to the starting XI. The combative nature of Fred and Scott McTominay is likely to appeal to Pochettino.
Published at Sat, 07 Nov 2020 05:45:00 +0000