31 May

Fans in hysterics as Solskjaer pats Mourinho on the head ‘like a puppy’

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED fans were in hysterics after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer patted Jose Mourinho on the head “like a puppy” following Spurs’ defeat at Old Trafford.The Red Devils got one over their old boss thanks to Marcus Rashford’s double, which secured a 2-1 win and ended Mourinho’s winning run.5 Man Utd boss Solskjaer patted Mourinho’s head at full timeCredit: Rex Features5 Mourinho looked less than pleased with the exchangeCredit: Getty – ContributorIt was all very convivial between Mourinho and the man who took his job – until the full-time whistle.The pair hugged and shook hands on the touchline at the end, but Solskjaer could not resist patting the Special One patronisingly on the head.The moment did not go unnoticed by United supporters.One wrote: “Never thought I’d see the day Ole would take Mourinho’s job and then pat his head like a puppy after beating him.”Another posted: “Delighted for Ole that he got a chance to give Mourinho the final patronising pat on the head after shaking hands. Fair play.”A fellow user said: “Ole dropping the dismissive head pat on Mourinho akin to dropping a stone cold stunner on Steve Austin.”Football London claimed Mourinho got his own back on Solskjaer by planting his hand on the Norwegian’s head in the tunnel afterwards.5But there was no footage or photographs to back this up.Mourinho was asked about the incident afterwards but played it down, saying: “No one likes to lose the game. But we are all the same, we just want to win games.”The head pat was the second touchline incident Mourinho was involved in during the Old Trafford clash.He was left clutching an injured knee after United winger Daniel James crashed into him following Harry Winks’ tackle in the first half.Funnily enough it was Mourinho who then accused his former side of “pretending injuries”.The gutted Portuguese, 56, told beIN Sports: “We started bad, they started well.”They scored the first goal, could have scored the second and for the first 30 minutes they were not just better than us, they were much better than us. For the last 15 minutes, the story was different.”I thought the second half we’d be back to normality and normality was to have control of the game but when you concede a goal like we did it’s difficult.55 Mourinho did not look at Ole when he tapped him on the headCredit: Reuterslatest man utd newsLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in training”They took a few steps back, started to block low and they were clever in the way they were getting fouls and pretending injuries and controlling and then still dangerous on the counterattack.”We were punished by our mistake for the second goal. The reason I want to say clearly they deserved to win the game was because in the first 30 minutes of the game they were much better than us.”It was not just today, if you look to our previous matches it was the same. Against Olympiacos we didn’t start well, against Bournemouth it took time, rather than being proactive we are a little bit more reactive.”Jose Mourinho explains why it’s easier for Man Utd to play against the better teams in the Premier League after Spurs lose 2-1 at Old Traffordlast_img read more

22 Nov

Multi-discipline sports initiative of Ril Foundation launched

first_imgMumbai, Aug 27 (PTI) A multi-discipline pan-India sports initiative under the banner of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) was launched here today by Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani.RFYS said it is poised to professionalise school and college sports competitions with a unified approach towards creating an ecosystem to encourage, support and define a career path in sports for the youth.In the first year, 2,200 teams in four categories – Junior Boys, Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Senior Boys – will be competing in the football games to be played in eight cities – Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi, Goa, Chennai ,Pune and Delhi.The competition will have pre-qualifying rounds followed by the main draws in each of the above cities. City winners in each category would qualify to play for the national honours, a Reliance Foundation statement said.Over the next three months, the megapolis and its suburbs will see over 500 institutes fielding over 600 teams playing football at various grounds.RFYS will produce video footage of the competitions, making the scouting process for raw talent a much easier task across the country.It has also set up an six member advisory board comprising sports personalities including Nita Ambani, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, tennis player Leander Paes, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, professor Dipak Jain and actor Ranbir Kapoor.At the onset of the launch today, Wilson College and H R College played a football match at the Bandra Kurla complex.Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor also cheered for the two teams. In the game, H R College emerged victorious as they thrashed their opponents 2-0.advertisementFoundation chairperson Nita Ambani is a member of the International Olympic Committee. PTI NRB ARS AH AHlast_img read more