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Solskjaer reacts to Man United’s victory over Tottenham

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Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side looked like a team with a mission as they came from behind to beat Tottenham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United kept their reputation as ‘away kings’ as they came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1 in their own backyard.

Son gave Mourinho and company the lead just before the break but it was a different story in the second half.

Goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani, and substitute Mason Greenwood saw the Red Devils record a stunning comeback.

It was a tremendous three points to get revenge for the heavy defeat to Spurs in the corresponding fixture towards the start of the season.

Speaking after the game, Ole Solskjaer was pleased with the overall result, especially after decisions went against them in the game.

He said as per the club’s website: “Character again. When you get the injustice and adversity, that decision [to disallow the goal] is just shocking and to come together.”

“Yeah, we lost our focus for maybe a few moments and minutes and unfortunately conceded a goal. But we came together and composed ourselves. We went there as a team on a mission, we looked like a team on a mission, that this is not going to derail our season.”

A big talking point in the game came after Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out by VAR, with Scott McTominay adjourned to have fouled Son in the build-up to that goal.

It has caused controversy over social media, and Solskjaer did not hold back in his assessment of that incident.

“That’s the game is gone. The game has gone if that’s a clear and obvious error. It’s a clear and obvious error that he [referee Chris Kavanagh] looks at it.”

“It was a perfectly good goal, you know, I think that kickstarted us though. I know we conceded a goal just after, but the performance from then to the end of the game was so much better. How is Scott [McTominay] running? I run like this [motions] and use my arms when I run. I have to say if my son stays [down] like this for three minutes and gets 10 of his mates around him, if he gets that in the face from one of his other mates. Yeah, he won’t get any food [from me]!”

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