Mourinho praises Solskjaer as United continue turnaround

Jose Mourinho labelled Manchester United ’ s historic comeback victory against Paris Saint – Germain a “ special day ” for successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , while highlighting his former side ’ s impressive “ self – belief . ”
United , who sacked Mourinho in December before installing Solskjaer as caretaker manager, became the first side to triumph in a Champions League knockout tie after losing the first leg at home by more than one goal following their 3 – 1 victory over PSG.

Meanwhile , just 24 hours earlier , Ajax also made it to the quarterfinals after an incredible 4 – 1 win over holders Real Madrid at the Bernabeu , having lost the first leg 2 – 1 in Amsterdam .

“ I think , independent of the performances, ( the ) Ajax and Manchester United results are phenomenal results — and if the responsibility of the bad days is for the managers , the responsibility for the good days is also for the managers , ” Mourinho said on Russia Today .

“ So, for me, ( Eric ) Ten Hag from Ajax and ( Ole Gunnar) Solskjaer from Manchester United — incredible results , so credit to them .

“ I would say , in relation to Ajax , by the tactical perspective and also by the mental aspect of their game. Manchester United , I would say the mental side of it — the self -belief . So for me, very special days for these two men. ”

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