Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has aimed a dig at Jose Mourinho for the way the Tottenham boss has publicly dealt with injuries in recent weeks.
Mourinho has been vocal about Spurs’ problems without injured duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Kane is out with a hamstring problem while Son is sidelined with a fractured arm – both could miss the entire season, if it ever restarts after the Premier League’s decision to call off games until April 4th.
Meanwhile, United have enjoyed an upswing in fortunes of late despite injuries to star pair Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. And speaking ahead of the now postponed meeting between Tottenham and United, Solskjaer hinted that he doesn’t agree with the way Mourinho has approached the injury crisis in press conferences.
Asked about the ongoing absence of Pogba and Rashford, Solskjaer said (via Metro): “Yeah, but I don’t talk about those two, do I?
“I want to focus on the ones who are fit and the ones I have got. There’s a chance for new players to challenge for a place in the team. It’s part and parcel of this game that you do have injuries.
“We’ve managed well without some of our top players this season.”
There are, of course, obvious differences between the respective clubs’ situations. United managed to bring in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in the January transfer window to cover for Pogba and Rashford, while Spurs failed to sign a striker to provide back-up for their absent goalscorers.
Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn did arrive from PSV, but he is also now injured and expected to be out for the rest of the campaign.