Jose Mourinho makes a stark comment on Manchester United's summer budget

Jose Mourinho makes a stark comment on Manchester United's summer budget

United face Bournemouth on Wednesday night before facing Tottenham on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final and Mourinho has suggested that several places in the line-up are up for grabs after an unsatisfactory performance against the Baggies.

"Hopefully we can celebrate with our fans against Swansea (next weekend) and be champions because they deserve it". "Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their attractive face?"

"We couldn't play fast, we couldn't think fast, everything was complicated", he said.

However, Manchester United lost 1-0 to 20th-placed West Brom in their Premier League meeting at Old Trafford following Jay Rodriguez's 73rd-minute goal.

It is not City and United. They don't have a place in that team'.

Mourinho is set to sign a maximum of four new players, but the 55-year-old admitted another summer of heavy spending at the Etihad Stadium could keep the title out of reach.

Jose Mourinho makes a stark comment on Manchester United's summer budget

Mourinho hopes to have a squad that can compete with Pep Guardiola City side for next season Premier League after the Citizens were confirmed winners of this season's League.

Ander Herrera was substituted at halftime against West Brom, while fellow midfielder Paul Pogba came off in the 58th minute, but Mourinho said that a yellow card had also been a factor in the Frenchman's replacement.

United's second loss of the season had greater significance as it signalled the end of their title challenge, with derby rivals Manchester City mathematically assured of the Premier League crown with five games left in the season.

United was too narrow and predictable, with wide players Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata constantly cutting inside and leaving the midfield congested. I don't want to see him going towards the ball because I think his influence going forward is absolutely brilliant and we saw that against City with both the goals he scored.

"The mental level, the day by day, everything must be consistent until the last day so one of the things we have to improve is consistency".

"A team that has already more points than last season, a team that had brilliant matches and showed character many times. I wish I could let them into the dressing room so the players would know what they are thinking".

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