Portuguese manager takes dig at Manchester United…
Jose Mourinho hasn’t signed any players on the wages Manchester United are paying Angel di Maria and Falcao because it would make Chelsea ‘explode’!
“I can’t have a player earning €10m when others earn three, four or five. That would have caused an explosion,” he began, ahead of this Tuesday evening’s League Cup tie with Liverpool at Anfield.
“Jorge [Mendes] told me Di Maria and Falcao are his players and he has to find solutions for them,” he said.
“But if Chelsea doesn’t have the financial capacity to pay eight, nine, 10 million euros a year, because of Fair Play, of course Mendes has to think about his players.”
He added: “We couldn’t bring Falcao or Di Maria because I didn’t want to, either!”
Arguably, the South American pair have failed to live up to their reputations this season, whereas Chelsea’s summer signings, especially Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, have been superb.