‘I always get food, I can assure you!’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s SON throws fire on Man United manager’s ‘bad person’ feud with Jose Mourinho… and says Spurs boss is deflecting from team’s failures
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s son has become embroiled in his row with Jose Mourinho
- The United boss was furious at Son Heung-min’s reaction to a foul on Sunday
- Red Devils had a goal disallowed after Son was adjudged to have been fouled
- Mourinho later called Solskjaer a ‘bad person’ after the Norwegian slammed Son
- Fans were furious with Mourinho’s comments and said it was just a distraction
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s son, Noah, has become embroiled in the ongoing row between the Manchester United manager and rival Jose Mourinho by insisting: ‘I always get food, I can assure you’.
Solskjaer and Mourinho have traded blows since full time of Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday after the Red Devils boss hit out at Son Heung-min’s reaction to being caught in the face by Scott McTominay.
The South Korean was struck by the Scot’s hand during the build up to a goal, which was later controversially chalked off by VAR.
Noah Solskjaer (left), pictured with his father Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and brother Elijah Solskjaer in 2019, has become embroiled in his dad’s row with Jose Mourinho
Solskjaer and Mourinho had a bust-up during Manchester United’s win at Spurs on Sunday
United went on to win the game in north London but Solskjaer was left furious after he perceived Son’s reaction to be too dramatic.
‘If my son stays down like this for three minutes and he gets his 10 mates around him to help him up, yeah, he won’t get any food,’ Solskjaer said in his post-match interview.
‘I’m saying the same now as I did the first time we played them. We weren’t conned, the referee was.’
Mourinho was left furious by the comment and hit back, saying Son’s father is a ‘better person’ than his managerial rival.
The Portuguese replied: ‘Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole. Because as a father you have always to feed your kids, doesn’t matter what they do.
‘If you have to steal to feed your kids you steal. I’m very, very disappointed.
‘With me, like we say in Portugal, bread is bread and cheese is cheese. I have told Ole already what I think about his comments.’
Son went to ground before Edinson Cavani’s goal, having been caught by Scott McTominay
The South Korean forward then picked himself up and scored the opening goal of the game
But 20-year-old Noah, who plays for Kristiansund BK in Norway, has thrown himself into the midst of the feud, saying ‘I always get food’ and insisting Mourinho’s reaction was ‘to take the focus away from the face they had lost’.
‘Yes, I laughed a lot on Sunday too,’ the youngster told local newspaper Tidens Krav.
‘I always get food, I can assure everyone about that.
‘[Teammate] Max [Williamsen] asked me if I had been given food when he met me before training today.
‘I have never been lying down the way Son did. Mourinho probably just wanted to take the focus away from the fact they had lost.’
Son picked himself up off the floor to score the opening goal of the game as Spurs looked to re-ignite their hopes of finishing in the Champions League places.
But it was United who secured all three points with Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood all scoring second-half goals.
Spurs fans have complained that Mourinho was providing a distraction by criticising Solskjaer
Other fans commented on Mourinho’s distraction tactics on social media on Monday morning
Fans were less than impressed with Mourinho’s response to Solskjaer and accused him of simply trying to deflect attention away from Tottenham’s poor display.
One Spurs fan tweeted: ‘This is just Jose trying to change the focus away from the dire football.’
Another said: ‘And This reply just sums him up distraction and deflection from a manager who is single handed(ly) tearing apart the 10 years (of work) before him in under 2 seasons the man is past it as a coach he needs to go before someone of more note goes first fingers crossed it’s not Kane’
After seeing Mourinho’s interview, one Tottenham fan added: ‘What a stupid talking point as a distraction from the real issues’ while another tweeted: ‘Trying to deflect away from another pathetic performance and put the focus on another team’.
Another supporter said: ‘Mourinho is just trying to deflect from the way his players, Son, Kane, Lamela cheat. Jose has always used cheating as a team tactic himself although pundits try to sanitize it by calling it “the dark arts” or “clever”.’
Meanwhile, one fan tweeted: ‘Ole gave Mourinho the platform to deflect from his team’s horrible outing yesterday with the whole Son ‘s dad is better than Ole argument. Classic Mourinho.’