However, Spurs' championship spirit irredeemably diminished following an alleged deluge of internal crisis that has seen the club take a drive back to their inglorious days.
'The MEN understands Pochettino, recently sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, remains enchanted by the prospect of managing United after he was originally earmarked as Jose Mourinho's successor last season'. My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.
"United shared four goals and the points with Villa on Sunday and it would not surprise me if we saw a similar result midweek when Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time since being sacked as United manager 12 months ago", Owen told Bet Victor.
"My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for 10 days".
"But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions about my future".
The most definitive statement regarding his next destination was provided when he stated: "At my age, I don't need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to the projects presented to me".
The 47-year-old was sacked by the Premier League club on November 19 after a hard start to the season, with Jose Mourinho brought in as his replacement.
However, it's the more established names in the Spurs squad who United will be earmarking as potential threats. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future looks increasingly uncertain and the club could pull the trigger on their former striker if they lose to both Tottenham and Manchester City this week.
Arsenal, though, are also said to remain firmly in the hunt for Poch, with the Argentine open to taking over the reins at the Emirates, despite his Tottenham ties.
Arsenal are still seeking a new manager after sacking Unai Emery, while Bayern Munich are yet to find a permanent replacement for Niko Kovac.
The Bavarians now have Hansi Flick in caretaker charge following the sacking of Niko Kovac last month.