Jose Mourinho seemed to target Jürgen Klopp during one of his latest interviews, wherein he defended his club’s decision to break the world transfer record for Paul Pogba.
Mourinho spoke with MUTV, and revealed that managers such as Klopp can’t compare with him, as they are not at a top club such as Manchester United.
“I know the discussion,” Mourinho revealed. “I understand that sometimes in football, things happen and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Man United.
“When I heard some of the comments and heard some of the managers criticizing that, I don’t think they ever have this problem because to have this problem, you need to be at one of the top clubs in the world. So at Man United, it can happen.”
Mourinho seemed to be aiming his statement toward Klopp, who recently mentioned that he would use the money differently to how Jose has chosen to.
Jürgen Klopp spoke during his club’s pre-season tour in the United States:
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” the Reds boss said.
“Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.”
Wenger was another manager who discussed a Manchester United player, this time, it was about Zlatan Ibrahimović. The Gunners boss mentioned that Zlatan is “too old” for the Premier League.
The Special One wasn’t happy with both managers, as they were publicly discussing his players. Mourinho responded by calling them “unethical” for talking about the Red Devils.