Mourinho treading fine line with Man Utd board after digs at spending

Date published: Wednesday 3rd January 2018 8:25

Jose Mourinho is in trouble with the Manchester United board after his comments criticising the club’s spending, a report claims.

According to the Daily Mail, United bosses are unhappy with Mourinho after he lashed out at the club’s lack of spending and inability to compete with Manchester City.

The Red Devils sit 15 points behind their neighbours City in the Premier League table as Pep Guardiola’s side have started to run away in the title race.

Mourinho previously stated that despite having £260m worth of investment to build his team, it is not enough to compete at the top of the table.

The Mail claims that some senior officials have taken this as a ‘less-than-subtle attempt’ to pressure them into spending more.

In addition, the board are apparently happy for the former Real Madrid boss to set his own agenda when it comes to relations with match officials and other managers, but they do not appreciate public digs at the club’s levels of spending.

The report goes on to state that some of the rumours linking United with players are coming from people close to Mourinho.

Despite the aforementioned, the board are happy with the progress since his appointment, and agree with his claims of inheriting a weak Louis van Gaal squad.

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