Pochettino is now jobless after being handed marching orders at Tottenham due to unimpressive performance and has since been succeeded by Jose Mourinho. "I tried to tell them exactly the way United approach these matches at home - against Liverpool, against Chelsea, always the strong start with people running, pressing, trying to lift the morale of the supporters".
Mourinho invited to Tottenham's pre-match meal the ball-boy whose quick thinking at a throw-in helped set up the team's second goal in its come-from-behind 4-2 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Mourinho still believes his former team can turn their season around, but the ex-United manager has no conflicting loyalties returning to his old club.
He also thanked the staff, players and fans. After one minute you concede a goal.
Should Tottenham win, Mourinho will become their first manager to win his first three top-flight matches in charge.