However, he was regularly restricted to substitute appearances after Jose Mourinho replaced Van Gaal as manager later that year, and was often asked to play in a left-sided role, with Romelu Lukaku as the central attacker.
Dele Alli also came close for Pochettino's troops three minutes later with a point-blank header that was parried away desperately by De Gea. I think that's our strength as well, going forward and attacking, as a team when you look at us now the way we've played.
"The second half was in Spurs" favour, they bombarded De Gea's goal and ended the game with 11 shots on target but unfortunately for them, none got past the indomitable Spaniard. There were one or two fantastic saves and the rest of it was about concentration.
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The Chelsea head coach also reiterated Willian's importance as a wide man to the squad. But, Chelsea have swiftly rejected Barcelona's offer for a couple of reasons.
He's installed the sort of club-like mentality that has been sorely lacking in recent years and, as the older generation are slowly making way for exciting talents such as Jadon Sancho and James Maddison, it's obvious that Southgate's England project is starting to generate some real momentum.
"He brings happiness, the players are playing very well", De Gea told Sky Sports. He was a very nice man to speak to and we had a nice chat.
For Sunday's visit of United, Tottenham are expected to be without Eric Dier as he continues to recover from appendix surgery, according to BBC Sport. However, both players already returned to training so their inclusion might be a game-time decision.
The former United manager is also understood to be a big fan of Tottenham boss Pochettino, who would not be drawn into talk over the head-to-head with Solskjaer.
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Surprisingly, they are the only team in the Premier League that is yet to draw a game during the current term.
"I am so happy with the performance", Pochettino said. Spurs entered this game averaging 3.8 goals per game in their previous six matches, and the creativity was surely there, but the scoring boots weren't. I had to defend too much before and that is not my best attribute. The best 45 minutes. They have a pattern and we knew we could create chances'.
United were a particular danger on the counter and it was no surprise to see them ultimately go ahead at the end of such of a move, with Rashford finishing after Paul Pogba's excellent pass. In football, sometimes you deserve to win and don't and other times, you do not [deserve to win] and you win.
"My feeling today is in the opposite way to when we played at Old Trafford in Manchester".
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