Upbeat PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino waves to the fans as he heads back to Paris after Man City loss

See you soon, Mauricio? Upbeat PSG boss Pochettino waves to the fans as he leaves Manchester Airport and heads back to Paris after their Champions League defeat by Man City as links with Man United continue











A jovial Mauricio Pochettino waved to fans and signed autographs as he and his PSG team arrived at Manchester Airport for their flight back to Paris on Thursday morning.

The Argentine boss went out of his way to sign his signature for supporters in the departures lounge as he remained upbeat despite seeing his side squander a one-goal lead before going on to lose 2-1 to Manchester City in the Champions League.

The 49-year-old smiled for the several fans and photographers who were there to wave him off while other members of the PSG squad didn’t look quite as happy.

Mauricio Pochettino (right) waves to the fans as he arrives at Manchester Airport on Thursday

The PSG boss signed autographs for fans as he made his way to the departures lounge

The PSG boss signed autographs for fans as he made his way to the departures lounge

Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar all cut tired and despondent figures as they made their way through the departures lounge at the aiport early on Thursday morning.

Mbappe scoring the opener at the Etihad but PSG’s ridiculous front-three couldn’t prevent their side from defeat in Manchester. 

Pochettino’s disappointing return to England comes off the back off being linked with the vacant managerial role at Manchester United, with the Red Devils continuing their search for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor.

The former Tottenham boss is wanted by United and is also thought to be open to the idea of making the mid-season switch to Old Trafford after becoming unsettled in the French capital.

Neymar arrives at Manchester Airport on Thursday

Kylian Mbappe looks despondent after arriving at the airport early in the morning

Neymar (left) and Kylian Mbappe (right) arrive and make their way through Manchester Airport

Lionel Messi (left) and Leandro Paredes (right) make their way to their flight back to Paris

Lionel Messi (left) and Leandro Paredes (right) make their way to their flight back to Paris

But while Pochettino remained upbeat as he arrived at the airport, he refused to blame his side’s 2-1 defeat the night before on the speculation surrounding his future.

‘The players know very well our situation,’ Pochettino said, when asked whether he had needed to reassure them over his commitment to PSG. 

‘We know their situation. We are living in a business that rumours are there, sometimes negative, sometimes positive. That is not a thing to talk about – the rumours.’ 

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