Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino 'happy' at club amid Manchester United links

Florence Fletcher
December 8, 2018

Jose Mourinho remains "fully committed" to Manchester United and the Red Devils are "very happy" with the under-fire Portuguese, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard all started together for the first time at home this season, the second time including the away trip to the Etihad.

Manchester United executive chairman Ed Woodward has appeared reluctant to dispense with Mourinho.

While there were signs of promise for the much-changed hosts, the result represented a fourth straight winless Premier League match for under-performing United.

Holding had to be carried off on a stretcher during Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, and the club said on Friday that he will need surgery to fix the ligament damage.

A point against Arsenal left United without a win in four Premier League games ahead of Fulham's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday. But in points we are closer to them than the others.

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It was the news which many Arsenal fans were fearing but some probably expected when they saw Rob Holding go down clutching his knee on Wednesday night. The most important thing is I feel so happy here.

Asked on Friday when United, now eighth in the Premier League, will challenge for the title again, Mourinho said: "I don't know". The defensive error and poor attacking display against Arsenal was a further proof on why United isn't in the top 6 of the table.

Mourinho's position at Old Trafford has been under scrutiny for most of the season.

United's goal difference is -1, having allowed 25 goals and scored 24, and Mourinho cited this.

Koss the Boss hasn't played for us since the Europa League semi-final last season, but Emery is very confident he is now ready. But it is they who work every day with the players to cover the nuances of the game which need to be addressed in full in order to carry out what the manager desires come match day.

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