Jose Mourinho says he has sympathy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Tottenham Hotspur trashed Manchester United at Old Trafford 1-6. Despite United grabbing an early lead through a converted penalty by Bruno Fernandes, Spurs walked over their opponents as Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele scored the goals for Spurs.
“I have sympathy for Ole because of the result,” he told reporters. “I don’t remember that I lost by six but I lost by five, I lost by four. I know how we hurt. “I know it’s very, very important that the winning manager behaves in a way where he shows sympathy. Of course, I want to win, and of course, I want to win by seven, not by six. Don’t get me wrong.”
“But it’s sympathy in our behaviour. Today was him, tomorrow is me. Of course, I feel sympathy for him. I can imagine that tonight he’s not going to sleep very, very well. But this is the hard life of us. But when I look to his team, there was an evolution. It’s not like he arrives here and the team doesn’t improve. The team is improving, they have good players, he bought lots of young players. Very good players.”
“If it’s true that [Edinson] Cavani is coming, Cavani is one of the top strikers in the world. Manchester United is Manchester United. It’s not a defeat that is going to destroy them. I can imagine they will react like Manchester United always react. So, I feel sympathy for the result, but apart from that no sympathy because he has an incredible job and it feels like the players like him, they are with him. They are going to react for sure.”