Jose Mourinho explains why he can’t compete with Manchester City


Manchester United boss José Mourinho, has come out to state the reason why his team has not been able compete with Manchester City in the Premier League title. Manchester City are currently at the top of the table, leading with 15 points and can still extend their lead before the year’s end.

Jesse Lingard appears to be the super-sub for the Red Devils this season. As United were 2 goals down at half time, Lingard, coming off the bench, scored twice to spare Mourinh’s side a draw against Burnley on Boxing Day.

The draw also meant Pep Guardiola’s team was allowed to extend their lead to 15 points after beating Newcastle at the St James Park, with the best odds coming from who allow you to book down your bets for any Premier League match.

Despite having broken the world-record transfer fee of £89 million to land Paul Pogba at Old Trafford from Juventus in the summer of 2015, the Portuguese coach insists that the budget he was behind (£300 million) last summer was not enough to compete with the current league leaders.

José Mourinho walking off the pitch

José Mourinho walking off the pitch

After the draw against Burnley, Mourinho told the press: “It is not enough – Manchester City are buying full-backs for the price of strikers.”

“The price for big clubs is different than the price for other clubs.”

Former United player Dwight Yorke claims he spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson about the Portuguese manager tactics, with Ferguson not expecting the manager to change his style of play. Yorke admits Ferguson welcomes Mourinho’s strategy.

Speaking about Mourinho’s tactics so far in the Premier League matches, Yorke said to beIN Sports: “He’s done that type of stuff as a manager throughout his career,”

“He’s been very successful doing it this way. I had this conversation with Sir Alex last week, and he can’t see him changing because if you’re successful this way, why would you want to change?”

José Mourinho has been using the same tactics throughout his managerial career – he used the same tactics when he was at Porto, winning the League title in his second season there, followed by a Champions League trophy in the third season.

Mourinho then arrived at Chelsea using the same methods he did at Porto, acquired some players in his first season, built on that, parked the bus a lot, but went on to win the Premier League and the League Cup in his second season in England.

But if there is anyone to put a stop to Manchester City top form this season, could it be the Red Devils? They are the only club close enough to the Citizens waiting for them to slip up and reduce the current lead in the English top flight competition.


José Mourinho points to Manchester United badge

José Mourinho points to Manchester United badge