OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has revealed he was blasted by Sir Alex Ferguson for a cynical red card against Newcastle during his Manchester United playing days.
Solskjaer admitted he was on the receiving end of the legendary hairdryer treatment following Sunday's row with Jose Mourinho over Spurs star Son Heung-Min.
United beat the Londoners 3-1 in a tense Premier League clash.
But they were left fuming when Edinson Cavani's first-half opener was ruled out by VAR after Son went down having been accidentally knocked by Scott McTominay's outstretched hand.
Solskjaer heavily criticised Son's reaction, with the South Korean seen rolling about in agony on the floor when replays suggested he'd merely been brushed in the face.
The Red Devils boss was then targeted by Son's manager Mourinho, who angrily defended his player after the game.
But Solskjaer has now revealed how his own behaviour as a player influenced his stance on cynical play as a manager.
The Norwegian was shown a straight red for fouling Newcastle's Rob Lee on purpose in 1998, preventing his side from falling to defeat.
However, boss Ferguson was furious with Solskjaer's behaviour, telling him 'we don't win that way'.
And that statement has since held true in Solskjaer's eyes.
He said: "I think every manager has certain values.
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"When I got sent off against Newcastle, I thought I did the right thing for the team and Sir Alex lambasted me after the game saying 'we don't win that way at Man United'.
"I've lived by that ever since. We want to win in the right manner, it doesn't matter who we play against.
"We want to win playing by the book. I'm not saying someone else doesn't, I'm just saying I think every manager wants to win in a fair way."
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