Mourinho bears no grudge with Solskjaer as he hails successor for instilling ‘self-belief’ in Man Utd stars

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JOSE MOURINHO hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United’s “phenomenal” comeback.

Three months after being axed by United, the Special One finally paid tribute to his successor — having previously questioned Solskjaer’s “long-term” impact.

Jose Mourinho has applauded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impact at Manchester United
Jose Mourinho has applauded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impact at Manchester United
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Mourinho was impressed by how Solskjaer’s side overturned a 2-0 deficit at Paris Saint-Germain, the night after Erik ten Hag’s Ajax stunned Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu.

Mourinho said: “If the responsibility in the bad days is for the manager, then the responsibility of the good days are also for the manager.

“The Ajax and Man United results are phenomenal results.

“Credit to them. For United, there’s the mental side and self-belief.”


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates as Manchester United come from 2-0 down on aggregate to beat PSG
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates as Manchester United come from 2-0 down on aggregate to beat PSG
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Mourinho, 56, has been linked to PSG and Real and says he plans to be managing again in three months’ time.

Speaking on Russia Today, he added: “I hope to be working in the summer, I hope to be working happily in the next pre-season — June or July.”

The Portuguese was sacked by Manchester United on December 18 after losing 3-1 to Liverpool, leaving the club 19 points adrift of their fierce rivals.

In 17 games in charge, interim boss Solskjaer has overseen 14 wins, two draws and just one defeat in all competitions, with his club in the Champions League quarter finals, the FA Cup quarter finals and up to fourth in the Premier League.

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