Mourinho: Ferguson would disagree with Solskjaer’s trophy statement



The Tottenham manager believes the Manchester United great would take his side in the debate in the wake of the current Red Devils coach’s comments

Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson would disagree with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attitude towards trophies.

United have not lifted a trophy since Mourinho’s time in charge, when the Old Trafford side won the Europa League and League Cup and their last Premier League success came during Ferguson’s last year in charge in 2013.

Current Red Devils manager Solskjaer played down the significance of ending his side’s silverware drought, saying that success in cup competitions are “more of an ego thing from other managers”.

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But Mourinho has a different opinion and believes United’s best ever manager would take his side in the debate.

What has been said?

“It’s his opinion. I’m pretty sure his big boss Sir Alex had a different opinion about it. But I respect what Solskjaer thinks. I think different,” Mourinho said when asked about Solskjaer’s comments.

“Freedom of thinking, freedom of ideas, and if that is what he thinks that is fine by me. It’s not a problem for me, he’s not being disrespectful to anyone.

“But I repeat I believe his big boss, and the biggest in Premier League history, has a different view in relation to that.”

Ferguson’s Man Utd success

After winning three Scottish Premier Division titles and four Scottish Cups with Aberdeen, Ferguson took over at Old Trafford in 1986 and won a plethora of trophies in his 27 years in charge.

As well as 13 Premier League titles, the Scot guided United to two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups among others.

Solskjaer’s record so far

Former United striker Solskjaer was appointed United boss in 2018 when he replaced Mourinho at the helm.

His side currently sit second in the Premier League and sit 14 points behind Manchester City.

Although they are already out of the FA and Carabao Cups, they are still in contention to win the Europa League, having beaten Granada 2-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Thursday.

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