But after winning just four of their opening 12 Premier League fixtures, United chiefs have now pinned their hopes of a revival on the arrival of Haaland and Sancho.
Per The Solar, Pochettino became once pushing for Spurs to signal Coutinho having already managed the 27-year-aged all over his mortgage spell at Espanyol in 2012.
Spur chairman said: "We were extremely reluctant to make this change".
Tottenham have sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night.
Woodward is also keen to bring Haaland to the Premier League, with the Norway global scoring a staggering 22 goals in 18 matches so far this season.
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Now Southgate could include Gomez against Kosovo in a show of support for the Liverpool player. "No England player should ever be booed".
"Good luck with finding a better replacement", Lineker tweeted.
Tottenham's decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night was met with shock and surprise, despite his side's awful run of results that equated to 25 points from 24 games in the Premier League, with Gary Lineker warning the club: "Good look with finding a better replacement".
However, a run that featured incredibly dramatic quarter-final and semi-final triumphs over Manchester City and Ajax respectively served to distract from dwindling domestic form that has not picked up this term.
But Metro claims United are confident he will sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
However, Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that he would be ready to leave the club if Tottenham won in Madrid, and he has had a disgruntled air ever since.
Haaland is said to be keen on a switch to the Premier League over anywhere else, but there is also interest from Liverpool and possibly Arsenal. The previous week, the team was eliminated from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester.