Manchester United ran out 3-1 winners over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening and cameras immediately panned to both managers.
Solskjaer patted Mourinho on the head after a victory back in 2019, while Mourinho returned the favour following this season's 6-1 triumph.
Likely knowing what goes around comes back around, Mourinho went on the defensive at full-time to avoid a similar fate.
Jose desperately wanted to avoid getting patted on the head by Ole again :grin: #MUFC pic.twitter.com/iF6XjpG5FP
- Gary (@SedentaryGary) April 11, 2021
The Portuguese coach went in for a huge on his counterpart and both managers had a friendly embrace instead.
Fans have reacted to the footage and they know exactly what Mourinho was doing.
LMAOOO JOSE WENT TO GRAB OLE'S HEAD BEFORE HE GOT PATTED.
- Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) April 11, 2021
Jose grabbing Ole's head the moment they met to shake hands so that he won't get patted on the head again. Ole is well and truly in his head and Jose well and truly has accepted defeat.
You love to see it!
- ManUtdSense (@SensibleUtd) April 11, 2021
Solskjaer vs Mourinho battling to be alpha with the post-match gestures is a very silly but a highly entertaining sub-plot. https://t.co/43lWa0GgMB
- Greg Johnson (@gregianjohnson) April 11, 2021
This man forgets nothing, honestly- Richard Amofa (@RichardAmofa) April 11, 2021
But VAR picked up on Scott McTominay's flailing arm catching Heung-min Son in the face.
Referee Chris Kavanagh reviewed the footage and then chalked the goal off in controversial scenes.
Salt was rubbed into United wounds in the 40th minute when Son opened the scoring himself after a neat move.
The second half saw United emerge with much more energy and they got their reward via an unlikely source - Fred.
Cavani saw his strike saved by Hugo Lloris and it bounced back to the Brazilian, who poached his first Premier League goal in over two years.
Pressure continued to build and Cavani finally got his goal after a wicked cross from Mason Greenwood.
Injury time then saw Greenwood score a goal of his own to seal all three points.
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