'It is not enough to compete' says Jose Mourinho after Man Unt ends game with draw

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2017 05:38 IST

Old Trafford [Manchester], Dec 27 (ANI): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said that Manchester United's investment of close to 300 million pounds is not enough to compete, after his side ended the game with a draw of 2-2 with Burnley at Old Trafford.

"It is not enough. And 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," the Guardian quoted Mourinho as saying.

Mourinho added that big club is one thing, while big football team is another.

"One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team. They are two different things. We are in the second year of trying to rebuild a football team that is not one of the best teams in the world. Manchester City buy full-backs for the price of strikers. When you speak about big football clubs, you are speaking about the history of the club."

"When you tell [describe] 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 and you say big clubs, I know what is a big club," he added.

City spent 130 million pounds on the defenders Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo in the summer, while United paid more than 140 million pounds for Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof.

United trailed Burnley to strikes from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour and Mourinho criticised his players for allowing the visitors to take the lead in the third minute after Lukaku failed to clear.

"The end product of so much dominance, two goals, is a miserable number. The boys do what they can; they are trying hard with the problems and injuries we have," he said.

Mourinho said he is not happy with the result, but added that he happy with his players.

"The quality of our play, the risk that we took today and also against Leicester, the team that deserved to win both matches is us," he said.(ANI)