United in FA Cup final as Spurs suffer stage fright again

Harry Kane and Dele Alli are looking for their first piece of silverware in a Tottenham shirt
Harry Kane and Dele Alli are looking for their first piece of silverware in a Tottenham shirt

23 April, 2018

Manchester United saw off Tottenham yesterday to reach next month's FA Cup final, where they will face the Blues following their comfortable win over Southampton today.

While the Italian has warned his counterpart there can be only victor in the final, he insists they have buried the hatchet.

"With Jose, we have clarified the situation", he added on Sunday.

"For me, the most important (thing) is to finish in the top four to play again in the Champions League", said Pochettino, whose team look set to qualify for the competition for the third season in a row.

"I do not have any problem with Mourinho", added Pogba.

He explained that he never takes Mourinho's managerial decisions to heart though, stating: "He is the coach, he has to make decisions and I am a player, I accept them, I have to answer on the pitch". "I hope we win the FA Cup, and next season we have to try to win everything".

"But if they have the team they have and are going to invest in the team they have, of course it is going to be very hard for all of us". "I just want to end the season well, hopefully take second and that will prepare us really well for the final".

However, with their only three defeats of this year all coming at Wembley against the toughest of opposition in Juventus, Man City and now United, questions remain over Pochettino's ability to turn Tottenham into trophy winners.

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"We are in the [FA] Cup final and the World Cup is around the corner".

"Whether Manchester City keep this level or improve this level, only they can say".

Pogba's future at United has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks, after he was dropped from Mourinho's first team and was publicly criticised by his manager for a lack of consistency. "It will be a successful season if we assure our position".

"I keep saying that I think we should have probably eight, nine, 10 more points than we had".

"The most hard thing is to be realistic".

"After the game I was very frustrated".

"I definitely believe that we can do better than this with this group".

"We have four games to make sure we play Champions League".

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