Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Man City FFP debate

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to become embroiled in the war of words regarding Manchester City’s successful appeal against their two-year ban from the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola accused City’s Premier League rivals of “whispering” on Tuesday, name-checking Manchester United in an impassioned defence of his club’s conduct.

Guardiola’s comments followed those by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Tottenham counterpart Jose Mourinho, who described the Cas verdict as “not a good day for football” and a “disgrace” respectively.

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But Solskjaer steered clear of that territory on Wednesday morning, while previewing his side’s trip to Crystal Palace.

“I think other people can debate that and they’ll want to debate that,” Solskjaer said. “I don’t think that’s my job. My job’s to make sure that we focus on next game and just do the right things.

“With Financial Fair Play, I think it was brought in to keep football and football clubs financially sustainable and that’s important. They also give us rules to adhere to.

“That’s what we’re focussing on. Let other people discuss what’s right and wrong and what’s happened.”

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