Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pokes fun at Jose Mourinho after Brighton win

Posted Sunday, September 27, 2020 by

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pokes fun at Jose Mourinho after Brighton win
Man Utd news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shared a joke about Jose Mourinho after the Brighton win (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was thankful Jose Mourinho was not at his side's match against Brighton.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joked it was a good job Jose Mourinho was not at the Amex after Brighton hit the woodwork on five occasions during their memorable Premier League clash on Saturday. United grabbed a dramatic late 3-2 win over Brighton with Bruno Fernandes scoring the winner in the 100th minute of the match. The Seagulls only drew level at 2-2 in the fifth minute of added-on time through Solly March but the Red Devils refused to give up.

Neal Maupay was adjudged to have handled the ball in the Brighton 18-yard area following consultation with VAR.

And Fernandes stepped up and continued his perfect record from the spot for United.

But Brighton will feel hard done by to not take at least a point away from the match.

Graham Potter's side struck the woodwork five times throughout the match, including three off the boot of Leandro Trossard.

And after the win, Solskjaer said if Mourinho was at the game he may have checked the size of the goals in case they were incorrect.

"You have to be happy Jose is not here to measure the goal posts," Solskjaer joked to BT Sport.

The comment was in response to Tottenham boss Mourinho discovering that the height and width of the goals in the Europa League match away to Macedonian side Shkendija on Thursday had been reduced.

Mourinho posted a picture on his personal instagram account showcasing the fact he could nearly touch the crossbar ahead of kick off.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer admitted his side were lucky to come away with three points at Brighton but insisted turning a draw into a win was a huge plus.

"We got away with one," the Norwegian added.

"Maybe one point we deserved, we didn't deserve more. But the character deserved more.

"Last season we had too many draws, so that is a big plus for us.

"They are a difficult team to play against. We don't have the legs and sharpness but we will get there. We have plenty of work ahead."

The unfortunate Trossard said Brighton had to take the positives out of the loss.

The Belgian told BBC Sport: "We had a lot of chances and to lose like that is the worst feeling you can get in a game. We played really good today.

"It was one of those days, the ball didn't want to go in. We need to take the positives out of the game.

"It is always hard to concede a penalty, it's a really tough one."

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