Solskjaer admits he went ‘overboard’ on touchline in Man Utd win

Date published: Friday 18th December 2020 9:15


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he went “overboard” in his clash with Chris Wilder in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Sheffield United.

Tensions began to rise as the Blades poured forward in search of an equaliser in the dying moments of the game.

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And Solskjaer and Wilder had a heated exchange on the touchline after a late tackle from Ethan Ampadu on Marcus Rashford.

“I don’t mind a fair tackle but there was a couple right in front of me,” Solskjaer told Amazon Prime Video.

“But it’s one of these games that these boys will learn from, it’s a proper game and it’s how football should be.

“I apologised, I went maybe overboard with a word but we’ll have a drink afterwards.”

Meanwhile, Wilder defended his players, insisting that they were fighting for a hard-earned point.

“We have to be brave, we have to get up the pitch, we have to make contact with good players,: the Blades boss responded.

“That’s what I said to the manager [Solskjaer] at the end. We’re not going to just stand off you like we did against Southampton. We have to go and make contact with good players.

“So to get that contact, whether it’s the midfield players or the front players or the back players, we have to get up the pitch, so we have to take chances and we did.”


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