War of Words started as Mourinho blasts Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp
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War of Words started as Mourinho blasts Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp

Mourinho doesn't care what others say.

Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at two of his biggest rivals before the new Premier League season has even started.

The new Manchester United boss has advised Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp to keep their noses out of his business.

Mourinho is fuming with the pair for commenting on United’s decision to sign Paul Pogba in a world record deal.

United will complete the £112m signing of Pogba from Juventus this week in a deal that will make the France midfielder the most expensive footballer in history.

Wenger termed the deal ‘crazy’ while Jurgen Klopp said he wanted no part of being involved in such an inflated transfer market.

But Mourinho has now blasted the pair for criticising the fee and even branded them ‘unethical’ for questioning if such a colossal price is good for the game.

Mourinho said: “I don’t like to speak about other clubs or players from other clubs. Other managers like to do that, they like to speak about my club and my players.

“I am very pragmatic on this. All that matters is what happens in my house and not in my neighbour’s house.

“I only speak about us. I heard already two of my colleagues from other clubs speaking about us. I do not like that. It is not ethical.

“He (Klopp) was one of them, but I don’t comment. He made comments about us but I don’t comment about him – or about his club.

“There are things that when I do it, are not ethical – and when others do it everything is normal, nobody says that. I do not speak about the others. They can do what they want.

“Our market was good. We made decisions, decide to bring four players, not 10, that are Manchester United level.”

Initially, Mourinho was expected to tone down his voice a bit as United boss after his infamous second spell with Chelsea last season.

But he doesn’t want to waste time to remain soft ahead of what promises to be another explosive campaign.

United are putting the finishing touches on the Pogba deal and Mourinho has all-but confirmed the 23-year-old will join the club next week.

When asked if the signing was close Mourinho added: “Yes, we have 22 players and we are going to have 23.

“Paul Pogba is a Juventus player until he isn’t, officially, so we stay like this. The market closes on August 31 but I think my club is trying to do everything to close our market before August 14.

“Normally, next week, we will have our squad closed. We will get a very good midfielder.”

 

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