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Former Man United star hits back at ex-manager over Solskjaer comments

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Ryan Giggs hits back at Jose Mourinho over Solskjaer comments

Speaking to talkSPORT (h/t Metro), former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has taken a swipe at Jose Mourinho for his comments on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian succeeded the Portuguese at United in December 2018. The club has since shows slow but steady improvement.

A strong start was followed by a dismal end to the season. Armed with a reinforced squad, Solskjaer has done better this time around.

Not only are we in the fight for top four, but within distance of glory in the FA Cup and the Europa League. The season could end on a high.

Ryan Giggs has hit back at Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has been given a sly reply by Ryan Giggs

Known for his mind games, Mourinho could not stop himself from launching an attack on the United boss. According to the Athletic, he has been questioning Solskjaer’s ability to succeed as United’s boss.

Giggs has taken exception to the comment and has now fired back. He believes Solskjaer has brought back the pride within the players, something that was lacking under Mourinho.

“They’re not only good players, but they look like they are good characters who want to play for United and maybe that was missing for a couple of years, so to get that back has been great.”

It appears as if Giggs has taken Mourinho’s bait. It is no accident that the Portuguese is kicking up a storm the week before we face Tottenham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasinstileld pride in the United players
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has instileld pride in the players

A key fixture in the race for the top four, a defeat will be a dagger in Spurs’ hopes of making it to the Champions League. Mourinho would be well aware of it and is up to his usual mind tricks.

Solskjaer has done well not to respond to the criticism. After all, he is the one who has to look down the table to see where Mourinho’s team is.

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Although we would agree with Giggs’ sentiments to defend his teammate, questions have to be raised about his time under Louis van Gaal. United were just as directionless then as they were in Mourinho’s final days at the club.

Solskjaer has done well to bring back the pride among the players. Rather than waste our time in retorts, we rather hope he does his talking on the pitch.

Success speaks louder than words and he can begin by silencing Mourinho’s Tottenham this Friday.