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Sport Mourinho takes swipe at Solskjaer after joke about measuring goalposts

18:25  27 september  2020
18:25  27 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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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.

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Jose Mourinho standing in front of it: Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his goalposts jibe by suggesting the Manchester United manager is more focused on the 'dimensions of the 18-yeard box' © Provided by Daily Mail Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his goalposts jibe by suggesting the Manchester United manager is more focused on the 'dimensions of the 18-yeard box' a man in a cage: Mourinho had to get UEFA delegates to switch posts at Shkendija as they were 5cm too short © Provided by Daily Mail Mourinho had to get UEFA delegates to switch posts at Shkendija as they were 5cm too short

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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a man standing in front of a store: Solskjaer joked that he was glad Mourinho had not measured the goalposts before United's clash with Brighton. Albion hit the woodwork five times at the Amex - a Premier League record © Provided by Daily Mail Solskjaer joked that he was glad Mourinho had not measured the goalposts before United's clash with Brighton. Albion hit the woodwork five times at the Amex - a Premier League record a group of people playing a game of football: Bruno Fernandes scores a 100th-minute penalty to give United victory over Brighton © Provided by Daily Mail Bruno Fernandes scores a 100th-minute penalty to give United victory over Brighton

'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.

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