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Remembering When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Went Down After Sol Campbell 'Elbowed' Him In The Face

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Remembering When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Went Down After Sol Campbell 'Elbowed' Him In The Face

A controversial incident involving Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a 2003 clash against Arsenal has become a talking point again on social media following the Son Heung-min incident on Sunday afternoon.

The Norwegian boss, who played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2007, was critical of Spurs forward Son after United had a goal ruled out when Scott McTominay 'caught' the South Korean in the face with a flailing arm.

In his post-match interview, Solskjaer gave his honest thoughts on the incident, saying: "If that was my son and he stays down and he needs his mates to help him up, he doesn't get food because that's embarrassing. The game's absolutely gone."

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Spurs manager Jose Mourinho later slammed Solskjaer for his remarks about Son, but was he right to criticise the South Korean international for going down so easily? Some believe an incident against Arsenal involving the Norwegian was very similar.

Back in 2003, during a Premiership clash between Manchester United and The Gunners at Highbury, defender Sol Campbell was sent off in the 82nd minute for the use of an elbow that appeared to catch Solskjaer in the face during the 2-2 draw.

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You can see the clip below.

Although United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was angered by suggestions that Solskjaer had tried to make the most of the incident, Campbell was handed a four-match ban for his actions and as a result, missed the club's FA Cup final. But did he deserve to be sent off? Was it purely accidental?

A fair few people on social media brought up the controversy on that day at Highbury following the disallowed goal.

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Thoughts on Solskjaer's comments about the Son incident?

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Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League/YouTube

Topics: Spurs, Football, Manchester United, Sol Campbell, Son-Heung-Min, Premier League, Arsenal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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