Poch was a spectator when Solskjaer’s late goal won United the game at Bayern Munich’s expense in 1999
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to celebrating Manchester United’s most famous goal.
Pochettino is the heavy favourite to take over from caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford last month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won all five of his opening matches at Manchester United
The Argentine – an Espanyol player at the time – was at the Nou Camp in 1999 as Solskjaer’s injury-time goal against Bayern Munich won the Red Devils the Champions League.
The pair will go head-to-head for the first time as managers when Spurs host United on Sunday.
Pochettino said: “I have good memories because I remember when he scored after 90 minutes at the Nou Camp, I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach, we were then at the Nou Camp in 1999,” he said.
“I remember him when he scored the second goal in injury-time and how I shouted the goal of Manchester United, that was unbelievable.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates scoring the winning goal in Manchester United’s Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in 1999
“We were neutral people watching a fantastic game. I have good memories of him.
“On Sunday we are going to meet at Wembley when 20 years ago I was shouting a goal that he scored for Manchester United and now we are going to play them at Wembley.”
Solskjaer has won his opening five games in interim charge with his side scoring 16 goals.
The former Cardiff boss wants the Old Trafford job on a permanent basis and a win against Premier League contenders Tottenham would do his chances no harm.
Mauricio Pochettino will be wary of Manchester United’s threat on Sunday
Pochettino added: “The motivation is always going to be there.
“Of course when you’re a manager or coach you cannot be focused on all the rumours.
“The most important thing is the motivation that we have to do our job in our best way. Of course Manchester United is going to come on Sunday trying to win.
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“Of course for him it’s a massive motivation or challenge to manage Manchester United, like for me it’s a massive challenge to be in front for this football club, Tottenham.
“Always the motivation is to win because we’re so competitive. We’re people that love to win and hate to lose, and always when you play a friendly game or a competitive game like Sunday, it’s always about winning.
“No one wants to lose. The motivation is going to be there because in the Premier League the motivation is always about winning.”