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Solskjaer reveals the complaint Mourinho made on his return to Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho shake hands after Manchester United's Premier League clash with Tottenham
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Jose Mourinho complained about the away changing room at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Jose Mourinho was far from impressed with the away dressing on his return to Manchester United as manager of Tottenham earlier in December.

Mourinho was on the losing side as he took charge of Spurs for the first time at Old Trafford since being sacked by United, with Marcus Rashford’s double sealing a 2-1 victory for the hosts.

Despite a disappointing end to his two-and-a-half-year tenure at the club, Mourinho was well received by United’s home support as he walked out for the Premier League clash at the Theatre of Dreams.

Mourinho had only crossed paths with Solskjaer once beforehand, when Chelsea met Cardiff back in 2014, but the Portuguese was not shy about airing his grievances ahead of kick-off.

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‘We had a chat before the game,’ Solskjaer, who took over the reins from Mourinho in December 2018, told fanzine United We Stand.

‘I’d not really met him before, only briefly when he was at Chelsea and they played Cardiff. We had a nice chat.

‘He was complaining about the away dressing room, the one that he’d changed!

‘There was a positive atmosphere between us – it was good to have him back.’

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Solskjaer took over the reins from Mourinho in December 2018 (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer admits certain players may have been affected by ‘personal agendas’ last year but he now feels there are no ‘bad apples’ in his squad.

‘In March 2019, players were physically tired, mentally tired and we had injuries. The players started with negative thinking, whereas now it’s positive thinking,’ the he added.

‘There were other things I didn’t like last year, some personal agendas which couldn’t be sorted out until the summer.

‘There will always be players who want to play more in football, but if a team is to be successful then players have to be available at different times.

‘I feel in this group we don’t have one bad apple.’

Solskjaer is confident that he has proven to United’s owners that they made the right decision in appointing him as Mourinho’s successor.

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The Norwegian continued: ‘I’m a Red through and through. United matters to me.

‘I’m honest, I’m loyal. I’m a club man.

‘I plan for the long term and I want the best for the club long term.

‘I’d like to think they thought I had the personality to manage Manchester United.’

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Source: Metro News UK

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