Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed Jose Mourinho complained about the standard of the away dressing room at Old Trafford when he returned to face Manchester United last year as Tottenham boss. Mourinho was on the losing side as he took charge of Spurs for the first time at Old Trafford since being sacked by United, with Marcus Rashford’s double sealing a 2-1 victory for the hosts.
Despite a disappointing end to his two-and-a-half-year tenure at the club, Mourinho was well received by United’s home support as he walked out for the Premier League clash at the Theatre of Dreams.
Solskjaer has revealed he had a conversation with Mourinho ahead of the match and said the Portuguese complained about the away facilities his team had to deal with.
“We had a chat before the game,” Solskjaer told fanzine United We Stand.
Solskjær on Mourinho: “We had a chat before the game [vs Tottenham]. I’d not really met him before, only briefly when he was at Chelsea and they played Cardiff. We had a nice chat. He was complaining about the away dressing room, the one that he’d changed!” #mulive [uws]
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“I’d not really met him before, only briefly when he was at Chelsea and they played Cardiff. We had a nice chat. He was complaining about the away dressing room, the one that he’d changed! There was a positive atmosphere between us – it was good to have him back.
“I try not to get bogged down with the pressure. You have to be thick-skinned to if you play or manage Man United, and the pressure doesn’t get to me, but anything you we do is magnified or scrutinised.”
Despite doubts being raised over his future at United, Solskjaer has maintained that he is the right man for the job and hopes the club now share that opinion. The 47-year-old added: “I’m a Red through and through. United matters to me.
“I’m honest, I’m loyal. I’m a club man. I plan for the long term and I want the best for the club long-term. I’d like to think they thought I had the personality to manage Manchester United.”