The Tottenham head coach has been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The initial reaction from Tottenham fans points towards 'lazy journalism.' They feel a move is unlikely and may have reason to believe the Argentine would stay at White Hart Lane, anyway.
But reaction from Manchester United fans has been emphatic. Indeed, the speculation prompted plenty of social media buzz from United supporters on Saturday night - and virtually all of it was positive.
It seems those at Old Trafford - in the stands, as well - have been impressed with Pochettino's work at Spurs. Enough for United fans to take to Twitter en masse stating their approval.
How ironic that there was talk of Van Gaal joining Tottenham before Pochettino got the job instead. Could a switch for the Argentine really happen? He left Southampton for a 'bigger club' in exactly the same fashion.
It remains to be seen exactly what happens to Van Gaal, first and foremost. Generally, though, everyone simply appears bored at Manchester United. Maybe even the Dutchman himself.
Here's how United fans reacted on Twitter to talk of the Tottenham boss replacing him...
MUFC_Chuck) January 9, 2016
Would be delihgted to see Pochettino succeed Van Gaal. What he's done with Tottenham has very, very impressive. #mufc— Joe (@ProwessOfPirlo) January 9, 2016
Out of all managers I've seen we've been linked with, my order of preference would be: Guardiola-Pochettino-Giggs-Simeone-Mourinho. #MUFC— Wesley Lovell (@_MartialMathers) January 9, 2016
People may call me stupid for saying this, but id prefer Pochettino over Guardiola. for sensible reasons...Youth players a key 1! #MUFC— Jamie Ricketts (@ricketts_jr) January 9, 2016
Like the idea of Pochettino. However, anyone other than Pep is a failure, especially if he goes to City. #MUFC— Chris Shannon (@CPShannon) January 9, 2016