Mourinho: We haven’t spent enough to match City


Manchester United manager, ​Jose Mourinho has claimed the club have not spent enough in the transfer market to match Manchester City, who “buy full-backs for the price of strikers”
United could fall 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City if their rivals win at Newcastle on Wednesday following a 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford.
“We are in the second year of trying to rebuild a football team that you know is not one of the best teams in the world,” said the Portuguese.
“[Spending £300m] is not enough. The price for the big clubs is different than for the other clubs. The big historical clubs are normally punished in the market because of that history,” he said.
“Manchester City buy full-backs for the price of strikers,so when you speak about big football clubs, you are speaking about the history of the club.”he added.
Mourinho was appointed United boss in May 2016 and broke the world record last summer to sign £89m midfielder Paul Pogba, plus £30m defender Eric Bailly and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan for £26.3m.
But the former Chelsea boss insists he has been happy with the performance of his players on the whole in the stalemates with Leicester City and Burnley in recent days.
“So the boys do what they can, they are trying hard with the problems and injuries we have. I am not happy with the result, and against Leicester, but I am happy with my players.”