Troy Deeney thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s feedback about trophies being an ‘ego factor’ for managers and golf equipment was a dig at his predecessor Jose Mourinho.
Solskjaer remains to be looking for his first piece of silverware as Manchester United supervisor and noticed his possibilities dwindle additional as they have been dumped out the FA Cup by Leicester on Sunday.
Their final remaining competitors of the 2020/21 season the place they will win silverware is the Europa League.
Ought to they not win that, will probably be two-and-a-half years at Outdated Trafford for the Norwegian with out a cup.
Mourinho was on the Pink Devils for a similar period of time and gained the League Cup and Europa League.
The Tottenham supervisor is legendary for being somebody who delivers numerous silverware, even when his Spurs reign isn’t at the moment going to plan.
However Solskjaer made reference to cup competitions in an interview final week claiming they will disguise your progress.
Solskjaer mentioned: “We’re all aiming to win trophies at this membership, however typically the trophy can disguise different issues which are occurring on the membership.
“It’s within the league positions that you simply see whether or not you’re progressing, actually. The cups you may be fortunate or unfortunate. In fact we’re aiming to win, that’s why you play soccer.
“I felt an enormous rebuild needed to be made. The league is at all times the bread and butter and that’s while you see how succesful you might be.
“The cups are typically an ego factor for managers and golf equipment. It’s not like a trophy will say ‘we’re again’, no. It’s gradual development on the high of the league. Generally the cup competitions can disguise your progress a bit.”
Watford striker Deeney thinks it is a reference to Mourinho for a Paddy Energy advert he did.
“I interpreted that as a backhanded slap at Mourinho, with the latest advert that got here out,” Deeney informed talkSPORT Breakfast.
“I believe he’s says ‘if we win a trophy, it doesn’t imply we’re again to competing yr in, yr out’.
“He’s strolling via and says ‘I’ve gained all the pieces, and got here second at Man United’. It’s slightly little bit of a dig at Man United.
“I simply suppose Ole is attempting to reference that he needs Man United within the dialog yearly to be competing.
“This yr we’d say they’re solely competing as a result of Liverpool have been poor. At the beginning of the season, nobody picked United to win the league.
“They’ve had an awesome season and they’re constructing, however nobody has mentioned ‘we’re going to place cash on them to win’, except you’re a United fan.”
The Pink Devils are second within the Premier League, however nonetheless 14 factors behind rivals Man City.