"Today the Premier League is so competitive and for Tottenham to go to, I don't know, Southampton and sign a player like they used to do, like with Gareth Bale, today it's so hard", he said. "Sir Alex means football and to be involved in his football club as always is fantastic news after he suffered a massive problem".
"I remember him when he scored the second goal in injury time and how I shouted the goal of Manchester United, that was unbelievable".
In the last five matches, United have registered five wins, a statistic that would favour them heading into this game.
"We had a very nice lunch in London [in 2016] and since then we have kept a good relationship". He always was one of the people I admired the most, an inspiration.
"Has Ferguson given United a new energy?"
The victory made it 5 wins out of 5 for the Red Devils under interim manager and former forward Solskjaer.
Pochettino said: "It's true that today the Premier League is so competitive and today for Tottenham to go to, I don't know, to Southampton and sign a player like they used to do, like with Bale - today, it's so hard".
Meanwhile, Rashford has scored in three of the four games he's played under Solskjaer and is nearly certain to start against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. He's very committed with us, he's playing so well.
Manchester United have a great squad with great players with a lot of quality.
The opposite flank is one of the tougher positions in the team with Ben Davies and Luke Shaw providing competition, but Danny Rose has been preferred by Pochettino of late and so just about gets the nod.
"I have good memories because I remember when he scored after 90 minutes at the Camp Nou, I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach - we were there at the Camp Nou in 1999", Pochettino said.
Levy, though, believes that Spurs can not risk losing Pochettino and will rebuff any advances from Old Trafford, according to The Sun.
"He is not an easy person to do business with", said the Argentine.
"For different reasons, because after almost five years, always you need to refresh the project, to find a different way". But, of course, Sunday's game is against a top, top side.
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