Solskjaer vs Mourinho: War of words
Manchester United picked up an impressive comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend but there were several other talking points from the game including the war of words between Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian replaced Mourinho as the Manchester United manager back in 2018 and he has done a decent job at Old Trafford so far.
He has managed to get rid of the deadwood at Old Trafford and rebuild the side since taking over. It would be fair to claim that he has fared better than Jose Mourinho has done at Tottenham.
The two managers clearly share some animosity because of their history with Manchester United.
The Manchester United manager accused the Spurs players of diving after the game add Jose Mourinho responded with a jibe as well.
O’Hara hits out at Mourinho
Meanwhile former Tottenham player Jamie O’Hara has launched an attack on Jose Mourinho after the London side’s defeat against Manchester United.
He claimed that Jose Mourinho should have improved the Tottenham players by now but he has had an opposite effect on the squad.
The Spurs squad is not stacked with world-class players and Mourinho was expected to get the best out of his current options.
O’Hara said: “He’s (Mourinho) always had world-class players. He’s had John Terrys, he’s had (Ricardo) Carvalhos, he’s had Pepes. He hasn’t got that at Spurs.
“So you’ve got to come up and get the best out of them. It doesn’t seem to me that he’s the manager that gets the best out of the players.
“He finishes players. Gareth Bale looks like he’s finished. Dele Alli’s finished. (Davinson) Sanchez looks finished.”
Solskjaer silencing his critics
Meanwhile Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to silence his critics. The Norwegian has done an excellent job at Manchester United so far this season and the Red Devils have lost just once in their last 25 League matches.
The Red Devils are destined to finish second in the Premier League table and their determination and grit against Tottenham shows that the Manchester United manager is finally coming to grips with the challenges at Old Trafford and he is responding to his criticism in style.
The players showed heart and desire to fight back and these are some of the qualities they were lacking when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club. Solskjaer has shown that he can get the best out of his players and perhaps he can take the next step and win a major trophy next season.