Jose Mourinho has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United’s ‘incredible’ result against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
After United lost the first leg 2-0 Solskjaer’s team were tipped to go out of the competition, but a historic night in Paris on Wednesday night saw them book their place in the quarter finals.
“In terms of players, I was immediately thinking about [Dusan] Tadic, because he was a key player in that amazing match (Real Madrid vs Ajax),” Mourinho said.
“But I think independent of the performances, Ajax and Manchester United results are phenomenal results, and if the responsibility in the bad days is for the managers, the responsibility of the good days is then also for the managers. “So for me, [Erik] ten Hag from Ajax and Solskjaer from Manchester United. Incredible results, so credit to them.
“Manchester United, I would say the mental side of it, the self belief. So for me, very special days for these two men.”
United are now in the pot for the quarter finals with the draw taking place on Friday, March 15 and Solskjaer is confident his team can go all the way and lift the trophy for the first time since 2008.
“Of course we fancy ourselves,” Solskjaer said. “We can go all the way, but we just have to wait for the draw and then take the game as it comes.