Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Manchester United boss was relieved after his team was able to get the edgy 3-2 victory against Graham Potter’s Brighton at Falmer Stadium on Saturday. In the post-match interview, the Red Devils’ boss took a dig at Spurs’ boss, Jose Mourinho.
Solskjaer takes a funny jibe at Jose Mourinho
Manchester United almost lost a couple of points in the clash against Brighton as Solly March scored from a header in the 90th minute to equalise the score at 2-2. However, the Brighton players’ consolation of one point did not last long.
After the final whistle blown by the referee, there was a significant turn of events. The VAR check confirmed a handball and a penalty was awarded to Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes comfortably converted from the spot-kick to give his team the narrow escape with 3-2 be the score.
Following the last-minute drama, Solskjaer spoke about the match and was relieved that Spur’s boss, Jose Mourinho was not present at the ground to measure the goalpost.
He said, “First of all, we have to be thankful that Jose (Mourinho) isn’t here to measure the goalposts, they might have been smaller goals.”
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Drama is following Solskjaer everywhere 😂
The Man Utd boss got a fright during his chat with @TheDesKelly after Brighton gave his team a fight on the pitch.
Some pluses, but work to be done for Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/Sul9cspWQN
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 26, 2020
Solskjaer referred to the incident where Jose Mourinho noticed that the goalposts were short in the mid-week clash of Spurs with KF Shkendija in the Europa League qualifiers.
Brighton players had attempted several times but were unable to find the back of the net.
The ball hit the woodwork as many as five times which itself is a record in the Premier League. Leandro Trossard, Lewis Dunk and Solly March all were denied by the woodwork.
Jose Mourinho shots back at Solskjaer with a classic reply
Jose Mourinho, the former Manchester United and current Spurs’ manager responded to the hilarious jab from Solskjaer.
He said, “I know the goalposts are fine. I think Ole yesterday was so happy and surprised with what happened to his team that he had a joke, but I understand for him that the dimensions of the goalposts are not important.”
He added, “For him what is important is the dimensions of the 18-yard box. You’d never accept to play with a 17-yard box, I think he’d prefer a 22-yard box.”
The two managers would be trying to outwit one another on Sunday, October 4 as Solskjaer’s Manchester United will collide with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.
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