Manchester United News: AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli apologizes for his foul-mouthed rant at Solskjaer’s assistant
According to Italian news outlet CalcioMercato, AC Milan boss, Stefano Pioli has apologized for his foul mounted rant at full-time at the San Siro and has clarified that it was not intended at Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Milan manager saw his side concede their advantage and had no answer to a Paul Pogba matchwinner. The 55-year-old was visibly frustrated at full time and tensions threatened to boil over as he headed down the tunnel.
He did not take kindly to United coach Kieran McKenna saying ‘good team’ and nudging him as he walked by. The Italian’s response was to direct an expletive towards the Red Devils coach.
“I’m sorry for the behaviour I had. It won’t happen again. I complimented Solskjaer, I was angry with his assistant.”
Piolo’s admission that he complimented Solskjaer is well and good. However, he isn’t too happy with the antics of McKenna.
There was much confusion after the match, thanks to the camera angles as to whom Pioli’s words were aimed at. Although they were initially believed to be at Solskjaer, the Italian boss has now set the record straight.
United went into the second leg having conceded the away goal advantage. Milan had their chances but was unable to breach the Red Devils backline.
While Pioli’s frustration is understandable, it is possible he took McKenna’s words out of context. With the game done and dusted, it is now better to let bygones be bygones.
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