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Mourinho Has A Dig At Pep's Spending Spree?

Jose Mourinho Has A Dig At Pep Guardiola's Spending Spree?

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 27, 2017 10:43 AM @KeeganKruger

It seems Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has had a dig at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola after the Portuguese voiced his opinion about the crazy money being spent on average players.

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The Citizens have spent about £130 million (R2.22 billion) on three fullbacks this season, two of whom were Kyle Walker and Danilo, who were not first choice players at their former clubs.

The former Chelsea boss was quick to defend his own spending spree, highlighting the fact that certain players should not be costing teams so much money.

"I don't think the problem is what you pay for Paul Pogba. I don't think the problem is going to pay crazy for Neymar," Mourinho said in a press conference, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I think the problem is with the other group (the lower-bracket players), which is a big group.

"Players like Pogba, there are one or two big transfers per transfer window. The other is where you have 100 transfers and, for me, that's the dangerous area of the market.

"That's what worries me a little bit because now we speak about £30 million, £40 million or £50 million in such an easy way.

"We spent big money on a striker (Lukaku) because, with strikers, you either spend big or you don't get.

"We spent because of what happened to Zlatan (Ibrahimovic, who is likely to miss the rest of this year with a serious knee injury suffered in March), and we can't allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.

"So our big investment was on a player that we had to have."

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Do you think Mourinho is having a go at Guardiola's spending? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jul 28, 2017 11:07 AM
Ok
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barcakhosiologist Joined: 17 Sep 2014
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barcakhosiologist Jul 28, 2017 09:50 AM
gud people don't be mislead by cowditors be a critical thinker and read carefully, nothing is talking about Guadiola here Mourino is defending him self on spending not making any jibe to any person but I see others don't even read but commenting on bases of misleading headlines.
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musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Jul 27, 2017 06:47 PM
Mou never talks about Pep,what he says is actually true,people are spending too much on average players
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Makarios Joined: 24 Feb 2017
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Makarios Jul 27, 2017 04:59 PM
Thats his opinion and it has nothing to do with Pep.
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C_joy Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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C_joy Jul 27, 2017 02:10 PM
How about u mind yo own business n leave others
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Michaeltshigama Jul 27, 2017 01:27 PM
I like him but now he's jealousy
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Tedd Joined: 04 Apr 2016
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Tedd Jul 27, 2017 01:13 PM
Mou's just jealous, Man U draw against Real Madrid man city crushed them. Mou's nervous about the coming season, Pep has got so many quality options now.
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Mpho Poster Joined: 03 Jul 2016
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Mpho Poster Jul 27, 2017 11:55 AM
He is speaking his opinion n to me it makes sence. By the amount of 10 players i buy two quality n promote yung development players
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connaissance09 Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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connaissance09 Jul 27, 2017 11:21 AM
i hate it when this guy speaks. trying to be smart but ain't. Pogba is not a striker and he spent that much on him. lukaku shoudn't cost above 50000000. by the way,m no manager would love to spend big especially coach like pep. he found the trend. EPL spend so much for average player.
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Man-B-Gowa n Jul 27, 2017 10:59 AM
Mr loud mouth

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