Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the top target for Manchester United as their next permanent manager.

Pochettino, however, is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2023 after signing an extension this summer.

Pochettino would be interested in the job if he can get out of his contract.

"I am very focused on football," said Pochettino when asked about the United job. "I am not a kid, I'm not a child; I spent my whole life playing football and now 12 years being a coach, we are in a business and the rumors are there.

"I completely understand what is going on -- sometimes it is a positive or sometimes negative, but this kind of thing cannot distract me.

"What another club is doing's not my business, and I am not going to make the mistake to talk. Things get misunderstood and out of context."