Manchester United boss Ole Solskjaer hit out at Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min after their Premier League match on Sunday. United won the match 3-1 courtesy of three second half goals but Son’s dive was the major talking point. However, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was quick to hit back at Solksjaer.
“If my son stayed down for three minutes and he needed ten mates to help him up, he wouldn’t get any food,” Solksjaer said after the match.
In response, Mourinho said, “I just want to say Sonny’s very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.”
Edinson Cavani gave United the lead, only to be denied the goal after a check. The referee viewed the pitchside monitor and concluded Scott McTominay fouled Son in the build-up.
However, referee Chris Cavanagh’s decision looked harsh due to the contact being minimal. But United were further infuriated when Son gave Tottenham the lead in the 40th minute.
Manchester United came back strongly in the second half to pick all three points. But Solskjaer was still angry about the incident after the match.
“It was a perfectly good goal. We weren’t conned, the referee was,” Solksjaer stated coldly.
Jose Mourinho was angry with the reporters for not asking him about the Norwegian’s comment on Son. “I am very, very surprised that after the comments Ole made on Sonny you don’t ask me about it.
“Because, and I’ve told Ole already this when I met him just a few minutes ago, if it is me telling Player A, B or C from another club that ‘If he was my son I wouldn’t be giving him dinner tonight’ or something like that, what would be the reaction?
“It’s really sad nobody asks me about it. It’s really sad nobody has the moral honesty to treat me the way you treat others.
“In relation to that, I just want to say Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.
“Because I think a father — and I am a father — you have always to feed your kids no matter what they do. If you have to steal to feed your kids, you steal.
“I am very disappointed because with me, like we say in Portugal, bread is bread and cheese is cheese.
“I’ve told Ole already what I think of his comments.
“And I have to tell you that I am very disappointed that in seven questions you ignore these comments.”