“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 ranting about the comments made by United’s successor to deny his son 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 “cheating” his team out of a goal.
Although United recovered to a 3-1 win, there was an incident in the first half when Edinson Cavani’s goal was disqualified after Scott McTominay hit Son in the face with his right hand while setting up.
Solskjaer felt the South Korean star overreact before referee Chris Kavanagh checked the incident on a touchline monitor, and the United boss infuriated Mourinho by talking after the game that, if Son were his son, he would be at the dining table wouldn’t get any food.
Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were embroiled in an extraordinary war of words
“The game is absolutely over – it was a perfect goal,” said the United boss.
‘We shouldn’t be betrayed. I have to say if my son stays down for three minutes and needs his 10 friends to help him get up, he won’t get any food. We weren’t cheated, the referee was. ‘
On Friday, Solskjaer accused Erik Lamela of persuading Anthony Martial to be sent off when the two teams last met in October and his recent comments included an angry response from Mourinho.
Solskjaer accused Son-Heung min (below) of “cheating” United out of a goal on Sunday
Son went down in front of Edinson Cavani’s goal after being caught by Scott McTominay
The Spurs boss said, “I told Ole that because I met him a few minutes ago. If I’m player a, b or c of another club, if it was my son, I wouldn’t give him dinner tonight or anything, what would be the reaction?
“In relation to that, I just want to say that Sonny is very happy that his father is a better person than Ole.
“Because a father – I am a father – you always have to feed your children, 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 contact line after United denied the goal
“I am very disappointed that I have already told Ole what I think of his comments.”
When asked about his conversations with Mourinho on Sunday, Solskjaer appeared to be tracing his earlier comments.
“Sometimes a few words are said,” he added. “It is important that we are colleagues and friends.
“There can be arguments before, after and sometimes during a game and I think we have the utmost respect for each other. I have a few words that I can take back. ‘
Solskjaer insisted that his son would not have gotten food if he had reacted the same way as son
Mourinho also rowed back on his claims that Paul Pogba should have been deposed for bowing in Serge Aurier’s face.
“We were unlucky because Pogba might get a red card for an elbow against Aurier,” he said, before adding later, “No, I’m not saying that. I said to comment on the (illegal) target … let’s be honest and comment on everything.
‘At this moment in football, the decisions are not uniform. You never know when it’s a red card, an offside position or a goal. ‘
Paying tribute to Cavani, who headed the score sheet in the 79th minute to score United’s second goal, Solskjaer said he hadn’t given up hope of convincing the Uruguayan striker to go for a second season at Old Trafford to stay.
Cavani gave United an excellent nod in the lead and Solskjaer paid tribute to the veteran ace
“A performance like today that we as a club have missed for a few years,” he said. “We haven’t had this type of No. 9 in 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 experience Old Trafford to the full and get a header like he did today at the Stretford End. There is no better feeling.
“It was a difficult year for everyone with the pandemic. For a new boy who doesn’t speak English and doesn’t have his family here, it’s natural (abandonment) in the back of his mind.
‘Fingers crossed. If he decides it’s just the season we’d be very happy to have him here. ‘