Sunday Mirror

Ole: Second not good enough


ahead of today’s clash by ridiculing Solskjaer’s suggestion that winning trophies are an ego trip for some managers.

Now the Norwegian has hit back at Mourinho, who claimed coming second to Pep Guardiola was one of his finest achievemen­ts.

The United boss said: “You can’t say that finishing second is an achievemen­t. Our ambition is a lot more than second place.

“I said that when I wasn’t even at the club. You can never be happy with that – and we’re not.

Don’t get me wrong, our ambition is to catch the team in front of us.”

As United head to London to face Spurs, Solskjaer said: “At the moment, City have had a fantastic season. They have had three or four of them now and we know the challenge ahead of us.

“But we have to take it on. If you don’t, then you’re in the wrong place because that is what I am going for.

“The players have to really take that on with the sacrifices they have to make and the work they have to do.

“Blood, sweat and tears have to be put down because this is the best league in the world.”

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