Of course, that isn’t the reality. The Argentine only this weekend discussed remaining in charge of Spurs for 20 years. Yet that doesn’t provide intrigue or entice a watching TV audience.
No, this will be Pochettino vs Ole Gunnar Solskjær in the battle to become the next permanent Manchester United coach. (Except it won’t, really).
On the pitch, though, there is plenty of intrigue. For years Spurs had an inferiority complex when it came to taking on Manchester United. But no more, Pochettino has helped Tottenham shake that.
And the north London club arguably possess a far stronger starting XI than their counterparts from Manchester. So ahead of the game, we have run the rule over both squads to pick out combined XI ahead of the clash at Wembley.
There are a couple of surprise inclusions but this has been done based on current form rather than overall quality.
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