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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes ANOTHER dig at Jose Mourinho ahead of Old Trafford showdown

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has continued the war of words with Jose Mourinho (Picture: Sky/Getty)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a second dig at Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho following the side’s bye to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Leyton Orient’s clash with Spurs was suspended after the O’s recieved a number of positive Covid-19 cases before welcoming their London rivals to the East End.

There were discussions to postpone the clash but it was determined that Spurs should be given a bye to the next round, where they’ll face Chelsea.

United by contrast faced a difficult clash at Luton and their reward for a 3-0 win is a trip to Brighton on Wednesday.

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Solskjaer and Mourinho have exchanged jabs this week with the Portuguese hitting back at the Norwegian with a dig at the amount of penalties that United are awarded following their post-full time whistle spot kick against Brighton.

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Solskjaer has taken two digs at Spurs (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer had started the exchange with a light-hearted dig at Mourinho, after the Spurs boss complained about the size of the goals before the club’s Europa League tie in Macedonia last Thursday.

United face Spurs at Old Trafford on Sunday and Solskjaer has continued the war of words by taking a dig at Tottenham’s bye in the League Cup.

Asked about United’s tie against Brighton, Solskjaer said: ‘It depends how you want to get there. You’ve got teams getting to this round without playing’.

Solskjaer then defended Spurs after they were denied all three points against Newcastle for a penalty awarded against Eric Dier for handball.

The Norwegian cited the fact that Chelsea’s equaliser in a 3-3 draw against West Brom stood despite replays showing the ball hit Kai Havertz’s arm.

‘You can discuss it all day long, but we need some clarity on what’s a foul and what’s a penalty,” said Solskjaer.

“Now it looks like you can chip a ball up into someone’s hand, like what happened to us against Crystal Palace, and Victor Lindelof got a penalty against him.

Then the header against Tottenham, he [Eric Dier] has got no idea the ball hits him. You see the goals scored against West Brom at the end, is that not handball’.

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