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Pochettino hails Ferdinand and Scholes

January 30, 2013
By ESPN staff
Mauricio Pochettino has paid tribute to the professionalism of Manchester United duo Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand.

• Blog: Pochettino's baptism of fire

The new Southampton manager played against the former England internationals more than a decade ago at the 2002 World Cup in Japan when his foul on Michael Owen conceded the penalty from which David Beckham secured a famous victory over Argentina.

And now he is preparing to be reunited with them as a manager ...

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