José Mourinho at odds with Ole Gunnar Solskjær over egos and trophies

José Mourinho at odds with Ole Gunnar Solskjær over egos and trophies

The Guardian

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  • United manager had claimed cups ‘hide fact you’re struggling’
  • Mourinho doubts Sir Alex Ferguson agrees with former charge

José Mourinho has dismissed Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s suggestion that trophies can act as an “ego thing” for managers and clubs, pointedly noting that he doubts Sir Alex Ferguson is in agreement with his former charge.

“I’m pretty sure that his big boss, Sir Alex, has a different opinion about it,” Tottenham’s manager said before facing Manchester United on Sunday. “But I respect what Solskjaer thinks. I think differently. Freedom of thinking, freedom of ideas. If that’s the way he thinks, that’s fine for me. It’s not a problem for me. It’s not being disrespectful for everyone. But I believe that, I repeat, his big boss, the biggest of Premier League history, has a different view in relation to that.”

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