Manchester United legend Paul Scholes impressed with Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino

Paul Scholes

Manchester United great Paul Scholes is appreciative of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

England Under-21 international Kane has been in superb form this season and was the star of the show at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day.

The 21-year-old scored twice and gave a man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea in the 5-3 victory in the Premier League clash.

Scholes, a former United midfielder, was impressed with Kane and made him his Player of the Week.

The former England international wrote in The Independent: “Player of the week: Harry Kane. Two fine goals against Chelsea.”

Scholes was also appreciative of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and wrote: “Manager of the week Pochettino. A draw with United then a great win over Chelsea with five goals against a Mourinho team.”

Many will back Scholes’s choices, and indeed because of Kane and Pochettino, Tottenham have had a successful festive period which has seen them move up to fifth in the Premier League table with 34 points from 20 matches, just two points behind fourth-placed Southampton.

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