Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is lashing out at the other Premier League managers that have spoken publicly about Paul Pogba.
Both Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp have talked about Pogba and his price tag. With United reportedly willing to part with a record £100 million to bring back the French international midfielder to Old Trafford, both Wenger and Klopp have spoken negatively about the amount of money being thrown around.
Wenger called the alleged price tag on Pogba “completely crazy if you cannot afford to pay it. If you can afford to pay it you can justify it,” Wenger said.
“It is completely crazy if you compare it to normal life. That is for sure. But we live in a world where every activity that is worldwide makes a lot of money.
“Football has become a worldwide competition and that is why clubs can afford to do it. Does it make sense in the way the player can give you that investment back? Nobody ever could calculate.”
Mourinho has now hit back at Wenger and Klopp for speaking out about Pogba, calling them both unethical.
“I don’t like to speak about other clubs, or about players from other clubs,” Mourinho said.
“Other managers like to do that. They like to speak about my club and my players. I am very pragmatic on this. The only thing that matters for me is what happens in my house, not in the house of my neighbours.
“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.
“There are things that when I do [them], it is not ethical but when others do [that], nobody says that and everything is normal. But the reality is I don’t speak about the others. They can do what they want.”