The Manchester City fans were celebrating in the Transfer Tavern last night after their local-rival’s dropped points at home to Burnley in the Premier League.
Manchester United lost further ground in the race for the title yesterday afternoon as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sean Dyche’s valiant Burnley side at Old Trafford. Considering United’s result will give Manchester City the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table to a startling 15 points against Newcastle this evening, it is about time for Mourinho and the rest of the club to accept that the so called race for top-spot is now nothing more than a foregone conclusion.
United dominated for large spells against Burnley, but they struggled to turn their territorial advantage into goals and a well-needed 3 points.
Jesse Lingard struck twice in the second-half to salvage a point for the Red Devils after they had found themselves 2 goals down at the interval at home for the first time this season.
In the aftermath of proceedings, Jose Mourinho could not hide his disappointment at the result despite needing a 91st minute equaliser to avoid defeat.
When questioned about United’s transfer policy and spending in recent years, United’s controversial manager claimed that the club had not spent enough money to compete at the same level as their local-rivals Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho on having spent £300m: "It is not enough. Manchester City are buying full-backs for the price of strikers." pic.twitter.com/8FTg6d9ygj
— City Watch (@City_Watch) December 26, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Mourinho’s bold opinion has left the Manchester City fans in hysteria on Twitter.
Here’s what The Citizens faithful had to say about Mourinho’s post-match comments…
And theyre buying midfielders for the price of jumbo jets but arent flying anywhere
— Adam Blinkhorn (@ADAMBLINKHORN) December 26, 2017
Pep's gonna run him out of the PL
— Troy (@troyboy621) December 26, 2017
The man is deluded and obsessed. Also, the last time I heard it cost £90m for an average striker!
— Ian Kenyon (@CaymanKenny) December 26, 2017
Yes and Utd are buying midfielders for £89m and still have to send staff to his house to get him out of bed for training!! Mourinho"s wasted his transfer funds, City have used theirs well …
— SEJFC (@stockporteagles) December 26, 2017
We're also winning the league without our best defender and without an actual left back fit!!!!
— Jamie Millman (@InflamesFan595) December 26, 2017
Should have bought a bigger bus ! #MCFC
— Mr brightside (@Stephen99418406) December 27, 2017
Can't stop laughing
— christorichy (@Christorichy) December 26, 2017
Jose mourinho the Donald Trump of football
— PHIL BARTON (@ERNBARTON) December 26, 2017
It’s not how much you spend, it’s how you spend it – Pogba £89m vs KDB £55m
— Andy Caine (@andycaine56) December 26, 2017
He’s cracking up
— Dave Calaz (@TheDaveCalaz) December 26, 2017
And you bought a donkey for £90m.
— Zohaib Yousuf (@zyousuf17) December 26, 2017