Man United boss Jose Mourinho blast Jurgen Klopp asking him to explain Liverpool transfer fee signing £75million on a defender(Virgil van Dijk) after the Anfield boss criticized Manchester United’s world-record signing of Paul Pogba last year.
The transfer deal will make Van Dijk to become the most expensive defender in history when he completes his move to Liverpool from Southampton next week.
But Mourinho reminded Klopp about his thoughts when United bought Pogba then for a world record fee of £89m from Juventus in the summer of 2016.
The German said at a point: ‘Different clubs can go out and spend more cash and get top players, yes. In any case, in the event that you get one player for £100m or whatever, and he gets injured, at that point everything experiences the fireplace.
‘Do I need to do it another way to that? As a matter of fact, I need to do it any other way. I would even do it another way on the off chance that I could spend that cash. I need the team fighting spirit – I don’t feel it is vital, I need it.
‘The day this is football, Ive retired from the game. Since the game is about playing together.’
Mourinho seized the chance to disagree with Klopp when asked about the Van Dijk transfer fee at this week press conference on Friday, with a not at all subtle veiled of hypocrisy.
‘I think the one to talk about it particularly must be Jurgen, and on the off chance that I was one of you I asked him to explain about his remarks he made around one year back,’ he said.
‘Virgil van Dijk is the most costly defender in history of football. He’s better than (Paolo) Maldini, (Giuseppe) Bergomi or (Rio) Ferdinand? You can’t state that, that the way the transfer market is its either you pay or you don’t pay.
‘If you pay and strike a deal obviously you pay a crazy amount of cash yet if you don’t you cant have the player. Is as straightforward as that, so no critics all about what Liverpool did, is just the way it is.
‘Anyways , not talking particularly about that case in light of the fact that in Liverpool would do whatever please them and I am no one to comments or criticize on what they want to do.
‘The facts is if they reason thats the player they want for their team and they truly need the player, and they pay his transfer fee or they don’t have the player since that is the way the transfer market is.
‘So when we compare the amount of cash spend on some certain managers and the clubs spend, you can’t think about the facts.’