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I need to spend more than £300m for Manchester United – Mourinho

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he needs more money to compete with Manchester City.

Mourinho was speaking after his team drew 2-2 with Burnley on Tuesday.

The Portuguese claimed that he does not have enough funds to go toe-to-toe with City boss, Pep Guardiola, who he says “buy the full-backs for the price of strikers.”

He told a news conference: “I know what is a big club.

“One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team. They are different things.

“When you say a club like Manchester United, do you think Milan is not as big as us? You think they are not as big as we are? Do you think Real Madrid are not as big as we are? You think Inter Milan is not as big as we are? There are many big clubs.

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“So when you speak about responsibilities to win the Premier League, Tottenham does not have that responsibility?

“Tottenham is not a club with the same history as us, Arsenal doesn’t have the responsibility to win it, Chelsea doesn’t have the responsibility to win it?

“We are in the second year of trying to rebuild a football team you know is not one of the best teams in the world.

“Manchester City buy the full-backs for the price of the strikers, so when you speak about big football clubs, you are speaking about the history of the club.”

It was put to Mourinho that while Guardiola has spent £361.1million since arriving at the Etihad Stadium, he has also spent £286.3m since taking over at Old Trafford.

He replied: “It is not enough, is not enough. And the price for the big clubs, the price for the big clubs is different from the other clubs, so the big, historical clubs are normally punished in the market for that history.

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“So the boys are doing what they can and they are doing fine.”

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