Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tips Jose Mourinho for quick return to management

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects to see Manchester United predecessor Jose Mourinho back in management soon enough.

It is a month since the divisive Portuguese was sacked by the Old Trafford giants as a poor start to the season compounded background discontent.

The Red Devils were miles off the pace in the Premier League under Mourinho, and were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup, despite having a home tie against Derby County.

They went on to lose that game on penalties.

Not only were United out of the title race, falling massively behind Liverpool and Manchester City, they were also falling further and further behind top-four rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Eventually, enough was enough for the United board and they decided to pull the trigger on Mourinho after they lost 3-1 at Anfield thanks to a late brace from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Since his departure, there's been a new life around Old Trafford, with Solskjaer successfully guiding the Red Devils to six wins on the trot in all competitions, including an impressive away win at Wembley over Spurs.

As for Mourinho, he spoke in-depth for the first time since his exit on Thursday, when he told beIN SPORTS that he is “too young” to retire and belongs at the top-level.


When those comments were put to Solskjaer, he said: “Yeah, why shouldn’t he? Because he’s a fantastic manager and with the results he’s had, I don’t think he’ll be struggling to find work.”

Mourinho made a string of the thinly-veiled digs and rejected criticism of his record as United manager, saying people do not know what went on “behind the scenes”.

“I can’t really comment on everything he says and I’m enjoying working with these boys,” Solskjaer added. “That’s all I can say.”

Very safe indeed from Ole Gunnar, but you can only imagine what's being said about the Portuguese on the training ground.

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