Jose Mourinho says Alex Ferguson will agree with him, not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over importance of trophies

Jose Mourinho says Alex Ferguson will agree with him, not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over importance of trophies
Jose Mourinho says Alex Ferguson will agree with him, not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over importance of trophies
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho disagree on a big issue (Picture: Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho is confident Sir Alex Ferguson would agree with him rather than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Special One said he disagreed with the Manchester United manager’s comments about winning trophies.

Solskjaer made some eyebrow-raising comments about winning trophies being an ‘ego thing’ for some managers and cup competitions making little difference to a club’s success.

Tottenham boss Mourinho, who has made a career out of lifting trophies on an incredibly regular basis, unsurprisingly disagrees and feels that Sir Alex would be on his side of the argument as well.

‘I’m pretty sure that his big boss, Sir Alex, has a different opinion about it,’ Mourinho said of Solskjaer’s controversial opinion. ‘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.’

Solskjaer’s comments frustrated some Manchester United fans, who would love to see the side claim a cup competition, with their only remaining hope this season being the Europa League.

‘I’ve been here for two and a half of those years and coming in as I’ve said so many times I felt a big rebuild had to be made,’ Solskjaer said last month.

‘In the league position you see if there’s any progress for me, that’s always the bread and butter of the season that you see how capable you are of coping of ups and downs any cup competition can give you a trophy but sometimes it’s more of an ego thing from other managers and clubs to finally win something.

‘But we need to see progress and if we perform well enough the trophies will end up at the club again. It’s not like a trophy will say that we’re back, no.

‘It’s the gradual progression of being in and around the top of the league and the consistency and the odd trophies. Sometimes a cup competition can hide the fact you’re still struggling a little bit.’

Tottenham host Manchester United on Sunday at 4.30pm in the Premier League.


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