Solskjaer takes cheeky dig at Mourinho after Man United’s win over Brighton

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Dom Le Roy

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has aimed a cheeky dig at Jose Mourinho after Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Brighton on Saturday by joking that his side were lucky that the Spurs boss was not there to measure the goalposts at the Amex stadium.

Despite being second best for the majority of Saturday afternoon’s encounter, the Red Devils took home all three points in dramatic circumstances owing to a 100th-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes.

Solskjaer’s men certainly rid their luck on occasions as Graham Potter’s side hit the woodwork on five different occasions during the match.

It looked as if Brighton had earned themselves a well-deserved and late point in the dying minutes thanks to a March header, but United still had time to go up the other end and win a penalty, which was actually awarded after the final whistle.

The United boss jokingly referred to Mourinho getting the goalposts changed before his side’s a midweek 3-1 win over Shkendija in midweek after noticing that they were 5cm smaller than they were supposed to be (talkSPORT).

When asked if his side were lucky that Brighton struck the post on multiple occasions, Solksjer said (via Football.London): “First of all you have to be happy Jose isn’t here to measure the goalposts – it might have been a smaller goal! They created too much for my liking but they’re a difficult team to play against.”

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