Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in battle of words after Manchester United win
‘Son is very lucky his father is a better person than Ole’: Jose Mourinho opens fire on Solskjaer – and turns on the media – in bizarre rant about United’s successors comments about his son refusing DINNER
Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were embroiled in an extraordinary war of words after Manchester United manager accused Tottenham’s Son Heung-min of ‘tricking’ his team out of a goal.
Although United recovered to win 3-1, there was controversy surrounding an incident in the first half when Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out as Scott caught McTominay Son in the face with his right hand in the build-up.
Solskjaer felt the South Korean star overreacted before referee Chris Kavanagh assessed the incident on a touchline monitor, and the United boss infuriated Mourinho by saying after the game that if Son was his son, he would not be fed at the dinner table.
Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are involved in an extraordinary war of words
“The game is absolutely gone – it was a perfect goal,” said the United boss.
‘We should not be cheated. I have to say that if my son lies down for three minutes and he needs his 10 friends to help him up, he won’t be fed. We were not ripped off, the referee was. ‘
On Friday, Solskjaer accused Erik Lamela of scamming Anthony Martial for being sent away when the two teams last met in October, and his latest comments brought an angry backlash from Mourinho.
Solskjaer accused Son-Heung min (bottom) Sunday of ‘defrauding’ United from a goal
Son went to the ground in front of Edinson Cavani’s goal after he was caught by Scott McTominay
Spurs boss said, “I already told Ole this because I met him a few minutes ago. If it’s me who’s players a, b or c from another club, if it was my son, I wouldn’t feed him tonight or something, what would the reaction be?
In connection with that, I just want to say that Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.
‘Because a dad – I’m a dad – you always have to feed your kids, it doesn’t matter what they do.
‘If you have to steal to feed your children, you steal. In Portugal we say “bread is bread and cheese is cheese”.
Mourinho and Solskjaer exchanged words on the sidelines after United’s goal was disallowed
“I’m very disappointed that I’ve already told Ole what I think of his comments.”
When asked about his conversations with Mourinho on Sunday, Solskjaer appeared to be following back on his earlier comments.
“Sometimes words are said,” he added. ‘The most important thing is that we are colleagues and friends.
‘Before, after and sometimes during a game you can have a bit of a dispute and I think we have the greatest respect for each other. I have some words I can take back. ‘
Solskjaer insisted that his son would not have been fed if he had responded in the same way as Son
Mourinho also rowed back to his claims that Paul Pogba should have been sent for pushing Serge Aurier in the face.
“We were unlucky, because maybe Pogba should get a red card for an elbow on Aurier,” he said before adding later, “No, I’m not saying that. I said to comment on the (unauthorized) purpose … let’s be honest and comment on everything.
‘At the moment in football, the decisions are not uniform. You never know when it is a red card, offside or a goal. ‘
Solskjaer paid tribute to Cavani, who eventually landed on the scoresheet with a header in the 79th minute to score United’s second place finish, and said he has not given up hope of convincing the Uruguayan striker to join Old Trafford for a second season. to stay.
Cavani gave United an excellent nod in the lead and Solskjaer paid tribute to the veteran ace
“As a club, we have been missing a performance like today for a few years now,” he said. ‘We haven’t had that type No. 9 for a long time.
‘He thinks long and hard about what he wants to do and I understand. He knows what we want. I want him to fully experience Old Trafford and score a header like today at the Stretford End. There is no better feeling.
“It has been a difficult year for everyone with the pandemic. For a new boy who doesn’t speak English, who has no family here, of course (leaving) is in the back of his mind.
‘Fingers crossed. If he decides it’s just the season, we’d be really glad he was here. ‘