The drama between the two coaches started on Sunday, April 12 after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. After the game which ended 3-1, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer agitated against an incident that happened in the game involving Manchester United’s Scott McTominay and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son.
In the game, Scott McTominay was in motion when his stray hand hit the face of Heung-Min Son and the South Korean winger fell on the pitch while McTominay went on with the ball. The ball ended with Edison Cavani who ended up scoring the goal.
When the center-referee realized that the South Korean star was still on the pitch, he had to visit the pitchside monitor to review the incident. In the end, the referee canceled the goal due to the incident.
In reaction to the incident, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I have to say if my son stays down like this for three minutes and gets 10 of his mates around him… if he gets that in the face from one of his other mates and he needs 10 of his mates to help him up, he won’t get any food.”
After his session, a furious Jose Mourinho came on to slam the media for failing to ask him about his reaction to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comment against Heung-Min Son.
Mourinho said: “Let me tell you something. I am very, very surprised that after the comments that Ole made on Sonny, you don’t ask me about it.
“I just want to say, Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole because I think a father – I am a father – you have to always feed your kids, it doesn’t matter what they do.
“If you have to steal to feed your kids, you steal. I am very, very disappointed, and as we say in Portugal bread is bread and cheese is cheese, I told Ole already what I think about his comments.”
Hence, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s son, Noah was brought into the argument. The 20-year-old youngster who currently plays for Norwegian side Kristiansund BK argued that his father always gives him food.
Noah insisted that Jose Mourinho reacted the way he did because he wanted to distract people from the 3-1 defeat Tottenham Hotspur suffered at the hands of Manchester United.
Noah told Norwegian newspaper Tidens Krav that his teammate, Max Williamsen asked him whether he used to get food from his father in reaction to Jose Mourinho’s comment. And he said: “I have never been lying down the way Son did.
“Mourinho probably just wanted to take the focus away from the fact that they had lost”, he added.
Noah is one of the three children of Solskjær. The name of his other siblings are Karna and Elijah. Solskjær and his wife Silje lived with the Children in England before he retired from playing football.
Currently, Solskjær’s daughter, Karna, plays for Manchester United Women’s football club academy team.