Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokes about Jose Mourinho after Brighton hit woodwork 5 times 4 weeks ago

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokes about Jose Mourinho after Brighton hit woodwork 5 times

What a batshit game of football

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made reference to Jose Mourinho's midweek antics after late drama saw Manchester United beat Brighton 3-2, with Brighton hitting the woodwork five times in the game.

Leandro Trossard was unfortunate not to score in the game, hitting both posts and the bar. United, meanwhile, got their fair share of luck in the dying moments, being awarded a penalty after the full-time whistle had been blown.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer acknowledged Brighton's misfortune after hitting the woodwork so often, and joked: "First of all we have to be thankful José [Mourinho] isn’t here to measure the goalposts, otherwise we’d have been in trouble."


For those who missed the Mourinho story midweek, the Spurs boss posted photographs of himself standing underneath the bar at Shkendija's stadium in northern Macedonia, highlighting that they were five centimetres lower than the regulation measurements.

"The goalkeepers they live hours and hours in the goal so they know when the goals are not the right dimensions. I felt immediately something was wrong and we got the UEFA delegate to confirm and it was 5cm too small. We asked for goals to be replaced for goals of the right dimensions," the Portuguese explained.