Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be regretting the comments he made about Son Hueng-Min after Sunday’s clash between Tottenham and Manchester United.
That’s according to former Leeds United attacker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the fallout from Sunday’s controversial Premier League clash.
Son was derided by Solskjaer after the game as he said, “If that was my son and he stays down and he needs his mates to help him up, he doesn’t get food because that’s embarrassing.” [BBC Sport]
This followed Son going to ground clutching his face after Scott McTominay’s flailing arm caught him during the first half.
Solskjaer’s frustration came from the fact that Man United scored moments later but the goal was ruled out and Spurs were given a free kick for McTominay’s foul.
Whelan claims that Solskjaer will be regretful about what he said and urged him to show more ‘class and decorum’ in the future.
When asked if Solskjaer’s comments were disrespectful, Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “Yeah, I think so.”
“In the heat of the moment, you sometimes say things you didn’t really mean, frustration can get the better of you and that’s what happened with Solskjaer even though they won the game.
“You’ve sometimes got to count to ten as a manager, before you say something you regret the next day.
“I’m sure he’ll be regretting what he said, there needed to be a bit more class and decorum from him you would say.”
Manchester United went on to win the game 3-1 as goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood cancelled out Son’s opener.
The result was a serious blow to Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the top four ahead of a Friday night trip to Goodison Park.