English Premiership

Mourinho won't break the bank to catch City

2018-04-16 18:55
Jose Mourinho (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he won't be paying astronomical transfer fees in the off-season to catch Manchester City.

Mourinho stated he will be looking to improve United but will not break the bank to close the gap on their local rivals, who secured the Premier League title thanks to West Brom's shock 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy. We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That's what we are going to try," the Portuguese coach was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"Everybody will try to improve - like we did from last season. 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, 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."

Mourinho has spent over £300 million since taking over at Old Trafford in 2016, bringing in the likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic for big fees

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 21 April 2018
Watford v Crystal Palace, Vicarage Road Stadium 16:00
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Stoke City v Burnley, Bet365 Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v West Ham United, Emirates Stadium 14:30
Manchester City v Swansea City, Etihad Stadium 17:30
Monday, 23 April 2018
Everton v Newcastle United, Goodison Park 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.