Tottenham head coach,Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Manchester United’s penalty record after Ole Solskjaer teased him in his post-match interview on Saturday.
Ole Solskjaer after his side’s drammatic 3-2 win over Brighton joked that Tottenham Hotspurs boss Jose Mourinho was not there to measure the goals.
“Last season we had too many draws,so that is a big plus for us.You have to be happy Jose is not here to measure the goalposts” Ole jokingly said.
However, Mourinho who was not excited about Ole Solskjaer’s joke responded to him on Sunday prior to his side’s game against Newcastle United.
“I think Ole yes was so happy and surprised with what happened to his team that he had a joke,” he said.
“I understand that for him the dimensions of the goalposts are not important for him. What is important for him are 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 it would be better.” He added.
United were awarded a penalty after the final whistle had blown in their game against Brighton on Saturday after Neal Maupay was judged to have handled a Harry Maguire header in the box in the 100th minute of the match.
The former United manager had previously joked about the side’s penalty record, saying it is unsurprising Bruno Fernandes is good at penalties as he “had about 20 to score” during the 2019-20 season.