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Mourinho hits out at critics of Pogba transfer

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Arsene Wenger (left) and Jose Mourinho clash at their EPL match at Stamford Bridge last season. PHOTO/File
Arsene Wenger (left) and Jose Mourinho clash at their EPL match at Stamford Bridge last season. PHOTO/File

LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 9 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at his Premier League counterparts, Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp, after their criticism of the world-record fee paid for midfielder Paul Pogba.

Wenger and Klopp recently expressed their distaste for the astronomical fees being paid by clubs in recent seasons, specifically highlighting Pogba’s £89m transfer.

However, Mourinho feels it is a clear case of sour grapes, saying the managers who have been critical of the transfer are simply envious of United’s financial clout in the transfer market.

“Sometimes in football, things happen and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Manchester United,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“When I heard some of the comments and heard some of the managers criticising 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.”

In fact, when pressed on the matter, Mourinho even went so far as to suggest that the comments made by the aforementioned duo, amongst others, were “not ethical”.

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