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Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he made light of the Tottenham manager measuring the goalposts at Shkendija.
Mourinho ordered UEFA to change the goalposts at the North Macedonian club's ground after he and his players realised the crossbar was five centimetres too low during the warm-up.
Solskjaer then made fun of Mourinho, who is himself a former Red Devils manager, following United's dramatic 3-2 victory over Brighton on Saturday.
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After a match in which Brighton hit the woodwork a record five times, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: 'We got away with one, to be fair.
'When they equalised I thought that's two points lost. Maybe one point was what we deserved – I don't think we deserved more but the character we showed deserved more.'
'We have to be grateful Jose (Mourinho) is not here to measure the goalposts, it might have been smaller goals.'
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Mourinho decided to bite back in his pre-match interview before Tottenham's clash with Newcastle, alluding to the high volume of penalties awarded to Man United
'I know the goalposts are fine,' Mourinho told Sky Sports. 'I think Ole yesterday was so happy and surprised with what happened to his team that he had a joke, but I understand that for him the dimensions of the goalpost are not important.
'For him, what is important is the dimensions of the 18-yard box. He would never accept to play with a 17-yard box I think he would prefer a 22-yard box. For him would be better.'
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes another swipe at Jose Mourinho .
Ahead of United's return to the Amex to play Brighton in the Carabao Cup, Solskjaer couldn't resist a reference to Spurs reaching a fourth round clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night.After Brighton hit the woodwork five times against Manchester United at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, Solskjaer joked about Mourinho complaining that the goalposts were five centimetres smaller than regulation for last week's Europa League tie against Shkendija in Macedonia.