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‘I want to win by the book’ – Solskjaer criticises Son for his part in disallowed goal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has criticised Son Heung-Min for his part in Edinson Cavani’s disallowed goal during Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham last weekend.

Solskjaer was left enraged following the full-time whistle following an incident which saw Cavani’s goal ruled out by VAR, with Tottenham forward Son having gone down under minimal contact from Scott McTominay in the build-up.

The Norwegian blasted the South Korean and his comments sparked a war of words with Spurs manager Jose Mourinho, who hit back at the Red Devils’ manager following the post-match reaction.

Ahead of tomorrow evening’s Europa League quarter-final clash with Granada, the Man Utd boss has again criticised Son’s actions and says he instructs his own side to win in the ‘right manner’.

Solskjaer discussed an incident in which he was sent off during his own playing career, a cynical last man challenge that saw the former forward receive an impressionable dressing down from Sir Alex Ferguson.

“Every manager has a certain values,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.

“When I got sent off against Newcastle [as a Man Utd player] many years ago, I thought I did the right thing for the club.

“But Sir Alex [Ferguson] absolutely lambasted me after the game. He said ‘we do not win that way at Man Utd’.

“I have lived that way ever since. We want to win and win in the right manner. It doesn’t matter who we play against, I want to win by the book. Every manager wants to win in a fair way.”

Solskjaer’s side head into tomorrow’s clash in a strong position after winning 2-0 in the away leg and the United manager confirmed their will be changes to his side ahead of the return.

Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay will all be absent through suspension, whilst Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are both one booking away from being ruled out of the semi-final first leg should the Red Devils progress.

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