The Argentines stock was further boosted in midweek after he masterminded Tottenhams progression to the next phase of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Uniteds executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly identified Pochettino as the outstanding candidate to succeed Mourinho who is clinging to his job following a calamitous run of form.
A largely second string United side failed to take advantage of Juventus defeat against Young Boys on Wednesday and missed out on the chance of topping their Champions League group following a 2-1 reverse in Valencia.
On the domestic front, Mourinhos squad will travel to Anfield on Sunday 16 points behind the current league leaders. A defeat will only increase the conjecture surrounding the 55-year-olds position and Pochettino admits he is flattered to be linked with the Special Ones job.
No, no. Why? Pochettino responded when asked if he was bored of stories linking him with a Tottenham exit.
This type of news I think does not upset or bore people. I prefer that newspapers talk about things like this than talk about Tottenham is going to sack me or people are tired of me or we are in a difficult situation. Of course, if I choose one situation I choose this one. I am not bored of it, of course.
On Tottenhams own title chances, meanwhile, he added: We are there, we are in a good position of course. It is normal that the perception is different.
I am happy with the perception today when you talk about only the perception from the media is Manchester City and Liverpool and not us. I am not happy with the perception when they are not assessing us in the right way.
After investment and many things when you are assess the different club, normally it is Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, United, Arsenal will be involved in the race for the title. But not Tottenham. But we are there because we compete in a very good way, our performances are fantastic, but the perception is different.
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