The classic Jose Mourinho was back as he replied to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comment on Heung-Min Son from a father’s point of view. However, many fans were not up for his sympathetic side as they blasted him with tweets. This incident occurred in the post-match interview after Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-1 to Manchester United at home.
The Red Devils have got their revenge on Spurs. Although they couldn’t display a similar scoreline, they performed dominantly and earned a deserving win. With the win, United remains safe at 2nd, with a healthy gap of 7 points from 3rd placed Leicester City.
VAR was yet again the enemy in this game as it gave many contrasting decisions. The game was equally played among both sides with exciting counters made now and then. But the deadlock was finally broken by Edinson Cavani after a brilliant build-up. However, Scott McTominay had fouled Son in the process according to VAR.
Few minutes after the controversy, Spurs played a brilliant counter which was finished off by the South Korean international. This position favored United as they had won 25 points this season after conceding the first goal, compared to the hosts who had lost 15 points after leading. And that is what exactly happened again. In the 57th minute, Fred scored his 2nd Premier League goal after Edinson Cavani’s shot was rebounded.
United then took the lead with 10 minutes remaining from a flying header by the Uruguayan. After defending the ball for the remainder of the time, Mason Greenwood finished the job in the added time with his brilliant finish which also made him the first teenager to assist and score coming off the bench since Cristiano Ronaldo who did it in 2003.
The Jose Mourinho – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer controversy
This has been said once, and it will be said again. VAR is spoiling the game on a different level. In this game, it robbed Manchester United of taking a brilliant lead. The inconsistency is what irritates everyone.
A few minutes before the goal was ruled out, there was a tussle between Giovani Lo Celso and Marcus Rashford just outside Tottenham’s box. Rashford went down after Lo Celso’s hand hit him. Surprisingly that wasn’t given as a foul after consulting VAR.
In the build-up to the goal, Scott was seen battling with Son for the ball, during which Scott’s hand hit Son’s face. There was no ill intention there, however, Chris Kavanagh said otherwise and awarded it as a foul after checking the pitch-side monitor.
The contrast in both the decision has just added more instability in the technology with no step taken for improvement. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was disappointed just like many others and didn’t hold back in the post-match conference.
However, he didn’t even spare Son in his interview. Commenting on Son’s reaction to getting hit on the face, the Norwegian said that if his son stayed down for three minutes and needed 10 mates to help him up, he wouldn’t be getting any food. However, Jose Mourinho’s reply to Ole didn’t go well with the fans.
“Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole. Because a father you always have to feed their kids, no matter what they do.
If you have to steal to feed your kids, you steal. I’m very very disappointed (with Ole) because we say in Portugal: bread is bread, cheese is cheese. I’ve told Ole already what I think about his comments.” – Jose Mourinho in his press conference.