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Meeting ex-Man United boss a dream - Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed lunch with Sir Alex Ferguson. Credit: PA

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino described meeting Sir Alex Ferguson this week as like a "dream come true" but insists the subject of Manchester United did not come up.

Pochettino met Ferguson at a restaurant in central London on Tuesday, sparking rumours the Argentinian may be a target to take over at Old Trafford.

Spurs ended the speculation on Thursday, however, by announcing Pochettino had signed a new five-year contract at White Hart Lane, extending his previous deal by two years until 2021.

For me, it was a dream come true.

When I was young, when I started my career as a manager, he was always my inspiration, my reference and when you can share two hours with a person who, for me, was the greatest manager in the world, the history of football, only you can enjoy.

It was difficult because I wanted to stop time but it was impossible. It was fantastic.

Did he ask about Manchester United? No. If you know Sir Alex Ferguson, he is a person we can all learn from because he has a fantastic history about football and about life.

– Mauricio Pochettino