Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted Europe elites like Manchester City, Real Madrid, Juventus and FC Barcelona are out of his club’s reach at the moment and warned the side’s Chief’s they will not be able to favourably compete with those top quality teams unless they sign world class players.
Jose Mourinho has splashed about £400 million since his appointment as manager back in May 2016 but, after watching Serie A champions Juventus ease to a win on Tuesday, the tactician has informed his club Chiefs they will have to splash a lot more if they are want to close the gap to Europe top clubs.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager claimed the Red Devils were a little off the level Juventus is and said the Old Lady’s approach in the market was a huge lesson to his own side. Including spending as much as £99million on Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, The Turin giant also bought in Joao Cancelo and Leonardo Bonucci and attacker Douglas Costa for £104m combined.
The tactician had responded to taunts from fans of the Italian club by raising three (3) fingers to indicate the treble he won with Serie A side Inter Milan.
Nonetheless, Jose had nothing but heavy praise for the turin giant and was specifically impressed by experienced defenders Chiellini and Bonucci.
The win gave the Italian champions a third successive victory and manager Jose Mourinho said he knew Manchester United would be in a race for a second spot with la Liga giant Valencia in UEFA Champions League Group H when the competitions draw was made.
The Portuguese also admitted he was worried by the form of Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku, who is yet to find the net in eight straight matches.