Solskjaer was the one who was chosen by MU to replace Mourinho in December 2018. It took nearly a year later for the Portuguese strategist to find a new port, which is Tottenham.
MU under the former player Soskjaer has gone through ups and downs but gradually built the Red Devils back to an attacking style and revolves around young, enthusiastic people. That’s why Solskjaer receives more support every time.
Meanwhile, Mourinho at Tottenham is in an unfavorable position – ranked 8th in the Premier League after 29 rounds and 4 points behind MU.
If MU aims to qualify for the Champions League next season after ranking 5th, 3 points behind Chelsea, Tottenham is probably the Europa League after reaching the Champions League final last season.
But the match against Tottenham vs MU was very much waiting, because Mourinho met his former team that fired him, and Solskjaer expected the Red Devils to play jubilantly in the ‘start over’ season – like crushing troops. Chelsea 4-0.
In the first leg at Old Trafford, MU beat Tottenham’s Mourinho 2-1. Whether Mourinho and his students can ‘claim debt’ or not, they still have to wait, but according to The Athletic newspaper, Mourinho took advantage of it… slander Solskjaer before the game.
According to this source, Mourinho informed people that the job at MU might be not suitable for Solskjaer, leaving the former Red Devils player overwhelmed when sitting on the ‘hot seat’ at Old Trafford.