Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

manchester united boss Jose Mourinho questions Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk signing Manchester United Jose Mourinho has asked some stuff question his counterpart Juergen Klopp over Liverpool’s decision to sign defender Virgil van Dijk on a record fee by reminding him he was once critical of Paul Pogba’s world record move to Old Trafford. Dutchman Van Dijk is expected to join Liverpool from Southampton as the worlds most expensive defender with media and online reporting the deal to be worth 75 million pounds ($101.4 million). Klopp had open about United’s transfer spending and their world record signing of Pogba for 89.3 million pounds in 2016, saying he would “do it differently” if he had the same resources at his disposal at Anfield. “You know, I think the one that speaks about it in a specific way has to be Juergen, and if I was one of you I would ask him about his comments about one year ago,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. “The reality is that if they think that the player is the right player for them and they really want the player, they pay his amount or they don’t have the player because that is the way the market is at that time. “Virgil van Dijk is the most expensive defender in the history of football Virgil van Dijk will have a lot to prove with the microscope squarely on the new Liverpool defender. Newburgh Gazette , was he better than (Paolo) Maldini, (Giuseppe) Bergomi or (Rio) Ferdinand? You cannot say that. It is just the way the market is and you pay or you don’t pay.” Second-placed Manchester United are 15 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City and Mourinho said earlier this week his club will need to make a bigger investment to be able to produce a team that could challenge for the Premier League title. Ahead of Saturday’s home game against Southampton, Mourinho admitted Romelu Lukaku is running on empty but he could not afford to give his striker a rest.““One [Lukaku] is not because the situation in his team didn’t allow him to have any rest and he’s giving absolutely everything in every minute. but if you are a central defender, a holding midfield player, where you can control your energy, positional play, you can resist, survive,” Mourinho added.]]>

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