Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Mourinho ahead of his team visit to Tottenham.
With the much-awaited clash between the two teams fast approaching, the two managers have been involved in a war of words. Mourinho mauled Ole Gunnar’s team 6-1 in their previous meeting, and it seems the rivalry is getting even sweet with revenge talks already picking momentum.
The United boss Ole Gunnar has told Jose Mourinho that his team finishing in second place just behind Manchester City doesn’t make him proud, more serious as a Manchester United coach.
Mourinho dug into Ole Gunnar ahead of the clash and ridiculed the Norwegian suggestion that winning trophies are an ego trip for some managers.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer did not hesoitate to respond. Ole responded by telling Mourinho that second place is nowhere when you’re in charge of United.
Ole Gunnar said:
“You can’t say that (finishing second) is an achievement.
“Our ambition is a lot more than second place.
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“I said that when I wasn’t even at the club. You can never be happy with that – and we’re not.
“Don’t get me wrong, our ambition is to catch the team in front of us.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that he won’t be satisfied with second place. He said:
“At the moment City have had a fantastic season. They have had three or four of them now and we know the challenge ahead of us.
“But we have to take it on. If you don’t, then you’re in the wrong place because that is what I am going for.
“The players have to really take that on with the sacrifices they have to make and the work they have to do.
“Blood, sweat and tears have to be put down because this is the best league in the world – and the most difficult.”