Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues Jose Mourinho war of words with pointed dig

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a subtle dig at his predecessor Jose Mourinho following his departure in December 2018.

The pair have engaged in a war of words during the build-up to their meeting at Old Trafford on Sunday, with neither party looking like backing down.

The Norwegian joked about Mourinho after the Tottenham boss complained about the height of crossbars being 5cm too low during his side’s Europa League win in Macedonia against Shkendija.

The Portuguese responded with a dig about United’s over-reliance on penalties and suggesting that he’d prefer if the penalty box was extended by four yards.

Solskjaer was asked in his pre-match press conference to compare the progress United have made since Mourinho’s departure in 2018, but he refused.

“I’m not sure if I’m the right one to talk about progress or where we’re at,” Solskjaer told reporters.

“I’ve had my view on what to do and had the backing to go with my plans and vision, and we’re all different.

“We’ve given young players a go and let many good players go, other people can assess that progress but I’m enjoying working in this environment.”