Mauricio Pochettino says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a shrewd move by getting Sir Alex Ferguson back involved with the Manchester United first team.
Interim manager Solskjaer invited Ferguson to the training ground to speak to the players as he bids to turn around fortunes at Old Trafford.
“We had a very nice lunch in London [in 2016] and since then we have kept a good relationship. We are football people,” Poch said.
“Has Ferguson given United a new energy? He is the best manager in the history of football. To see him every day is massive. He is an encyclopaedia of football.”
“We’ve beaten them the last three times at home in the Premier League – twice at White Hart Lane and once at Wembley,” said Pochettino.
“I don’t know what happened in the past but games like Tuesday’s semi-final against Chelsea please me a lot. Maybe our performance wasn’t the best but we competed very well.”