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