Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poked fun at Jose Mourinho after seeing his Manchester United side claim their first Premier League win of the season at Brighton.
United scored the winner in the 100th minute to beat Albion 3-2 at the Amex, but they were fortunate to escape with all three points after another disjointed performance.
Brighton were the better side throughout and looked to have got the point they merited when Solly March headed home in the 95th minute, only for Bruno Fernandes to score a dramatic winner.
The dominance of Graham Potter’s side saw them hit the woodwork five times and having seen Jose Mourinho complain about the size of the goalposts in Tottenham’s Europa League win in Macedonia on Thursday night, Solskjaer made a joke at the expense of the man he replaced in the United dugout.
“You have to be happy Jose isn’t here to measure the goalposts, it might have been a smaller goal,” Solskjaer joked to BT Sport after the game.
But the Norwegian did admit to being disappointed at the number of chances Brighton created during the game.
“They created too much for my liking, but they’re a difficult team to play against, we tried to press but they have really good ball players at the back so we didn’t really get there,” he said. “When we’re low we don’t really have the legs and sharpness still.”
United might not have deserved their winning goal but Solskjaer was delighted with the character on show, having seen his side come back from conceding the first goal in the game as well.
“When they equalised you think that’s two points lost, or maybe one point was what we deserved, I don’t think we deserved more,” he said.
“But the character deserved more, the reaction they showed to the first goal, we started playing, the reaction to the second goal as well, we went straight up the other end and created a corner.
“That’s a big thing for us compared to last season, we had too many draws, we had least defeats apart from Liverpool but too many draws, so that’s a big plus for us.”