Maurico Pochettino vs Jose Mourinho: Is the Tottenham boss the man to turn the tide at Manchester United?

MANCHESTER UNITED are understood to be lining up a deal to replace Jose Mourinho with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

SunSport exclusively revealed that the Red Devils are prepared to fork out £40million to nab the Argentinian, with United languishing in eighth spot.

Maurico Pochettino vs Jose Mourinho: Is the Tottenham boss the man to turn the tide at Manchester United?EPA9 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be the number one target to replace Jose Mourinho
Maurico Pochettino vs Jose Mourinho: Is the Tottenham boss the man to turn the tide at Manchester United?PA:Press Association9 Jose Mourinho is under huge pressure at Old Trafford with the club sitting in eighth spot

They are in serious danger of missing out on the top four, and it is believed that Pochettino is the club's only target next summer.

Poch only signed a five-year, £8m-a-season deal with Spurs last year, but that hasn't put off United as they look to lure him to the Theatre of Dreams.

But who has fared better since Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in 2016?

SunSport gives you the breakdown on the key information…

Maurico Pochettino vs Jose Mourinho: Is the Tottenham boss the man to turn the tide at Manchester United?Reuters9 Spurs beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier on in the season
Maurico Pochettino vs Jose Mourinho: Is the Tottenham boss the man to turn the tide at Manchester United?Times Newspapers Ltd9 It has been reported that United are willing to fork out £40million to bring Pochettino to the Theatre of Dreams
Premier League record

Pochettino has transformed Tottenham since taking over from Tim Sherwood in 2014, turning the North London club into a force to be reckoned with.

After missing out on the league title in the 2015/16 season – with Mourinho joining United that summer – many predicted Spurs to slowly drift down the table, but that couldn't be further than the truth.

They finished second behind Chelsea the following campaign, before achieving third place last season – the same position they sit this term after 15 games played.

Since the Special One moved to Manchester, Poch has guided Spurs to 60 league wins, 16 draws and 15 defeats.

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