Mourinho took aim at Solskjaer last weekend after the United manager had jokingly thanked the Tottenham boss for noticing that the goalposts were smaller in Spurs’ Europa League match against Shkendija.
When Solskjaer’s comments about measuring the goalposts were raised with him, Mourinho replied: ‘I understand that for him the dimensions of the goalpost are not important for him.
‘What is important is the dimensions of the 18-yard box. He would never accept to play with a 17-yard box, I think he would prefer a 22-yard box. For him, it would be better.’
But when asked on Friday about Mourinho’s insinuation that United have been reliant on a high number of penalties, Solskjaer opted not to criticise the Spurs boss.
‘The rules are as they are in football, aren’t they?’ said the United manager.
‘I didn’t really think more about that one.
‘It’s more for you and the media. I think it’s important that we have a bit of entertainment as well.
‘And Jose throughout the years has given us all some fantastic moments in football both in his press conferences and on the pitch.
‘But as a striker I didn’t mind how big the box was, when I got in there it was just a strike on goal.’
‘You know, we are in strange times at the moment. Sometimes you’ve got to have a bit of fun as well. And it’s just a couple of innocent comments,’ said Solskjaer.
‘For me, Jose is a very charismatic coach and you’ve enjoyed in the media talking to him, I’ve enjoyed watching him, and he’s a winner.
‘But I’m not one of these who go into the mind games. I’ve got ultimate respect for him as a coach and of course his results and everything he has given football.’
Mourinho returns to Old Trafford on Sunday as United host Tottenham in the Premier League.