Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Marcus Rashford's fine goal and a late Bruno Fernandes penalty in Spain last week put the Red Devils in control of the quarter-final tie heading into Thursday's reverse fixture at an empty Old Trafford.
"It is his opinion. I am pretty sure his big boss Sir Alex had a different opinion about it. But I respect what Solskjaer thinks. I think different," Goal.com quoted Mourinho as saying on Solskjaer's comments.
In the coming 15 days, United are slated to play six games. Among these six matches, five will be played as Premier League games. Solskjaer's side is slated to face Sheffield Shield later today.
I think Christmas time with the number of games in a short space of time and then not even the amount of games, there will be changes in positions.
Solskjaer's remarks came ahead of Manchester United's derby clash against Manchester City in the Premier League at Old Trafford.
The home side were put under pressure by Julian Nagelsmann's team but substitute Rashford struck three times after coming on in the 63rd minute to put the result beyond doubt.
Anthony Martial was missing from United's match due to suspension from his red card in the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham before the international break.
For Tottenham, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min scored two goals each. To make the matters worse, United also lost Anthony Martial in the first half as he was given a red card for an altercation with Tottenham's Erik Lamela.
Last week, Crystal Palace and Tottenham were subjected to harsh penalty decisions due to the new handball rule.
The only positive for United was a debut goal for off season signing Donny van de Beek, who came off the bench and made it 2-1 in the 80th with a precise finish following a mistake by Palace.
United rarely hit the heights of recent weeks in beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Thursday as goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, allied to a helping hand from VAR, kept a top-four finish in their own hands.
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United are still in the FA Cup and Champions League, while vastly improved league form now has the Reds looking at a potential best-case scenario of finishing third in the Premier League.
Solskjaer says he has not spoken to the club hierarchy about the full-time position although has clearly stated his desire to stay beyond the end of the season.