Mourinho Says Man United Won’t Spend “Crazy” in Effort to Catch Man City



On more than one occasion this season, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho complained about not having the resources that Premier League champion Manchester City possess. Mourinho griped about the difficulties that accompany trying to catch up to a club that has so much more money to spend.

City clinched the title on Sunday, with five games still remaining, with United’s colossal flop at home to West Brom. As it stands right now, City have acquired 16 more points this season than second place United. In other words, the Red Devils have a a big gap to fill if they are to catch up to the Citizens next season.

Mourinho insists Old Trafford will not spend “crazy” amounts of money this summer transfer window in an attempt to try and bridge that big gap.

“We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy,” Mourinho said in an interview with Sky Sports. “We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.”

“Everybody will try to improve, like we did from last season,” he continued as he pointed out how the financial arms race (and thus the ultimate competitive balance) is among England’s big six, not just the Manchester clubs.

“Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second. Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let’s see what happens. Maybe also City will invest massively and they don’t let the others close the gap to them. I don’t know, but it is not about us and them.”

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“It is about us and them and Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Spurs. It is not City and United. It is about the six.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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