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Mourinho whinges about not getting transfer backing at Manchester United…again

Jose Mourinho has once again been whinging about receiving a lack of backing in the transfer market during his time at Manchester United.

Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December following a torrid run of results, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named as his replacement at Old Trafford.

Despite spending around £380m in two-and-a-half years at the club, the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss believes the club failed to significantly back him, and pointed to the spending of Manchester City and Liverpool as justification for his failings.

“I would love to go to a club and be in conditions to do what Jurgen and Pep did,” Mourinho told BeIn Sports.

“If you look at the [Liverpool] team that started the game [against Barcelona], how many of them were there when Jurgen arrived? A couple,” he continued.

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“And when Pep was not happy with the full-backs he had [at City in 2016-17] and in the [next] summer bought four full-backs that he liked.

“When he bought one goalkeeper like Claudio Bravo and was not happy with Claudio Bravo, the next season he bought Ederson.

“When Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three-and-a-half years and he still has the trust, still has the confidence, still has the conditions to try to keep going and going.

“Probably this season they have a big chance to do it – the first time that they win a trophy.

“In my next job I will not be starting a conversation without knowing exactly what the club wants and what the club has to give in terms of structure and the club objectives.”

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