Mourinho hits back at Gary Neville over Man Utd criticism
Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has hit back at claims from Gary Neville that he tried to change United’s image during his reign at Old Trafford.
Neville, suggested that no manager should be allowed to alter the club’s traditions of playing free-flowing football and promoting youngsters into the first team.
However, Mourinho rejected Neville’s claims and took a swipe at the former Red Devils’ defender.
“He doesn’t know my philosophy,” Mourinho said during his role as a pundit on beIN Sports.
He continued: “I would love to go to a club and to be in conditions to do what Jurgen [Klopp] and Pep [Guardiola] for example they did.
“You look at the team Liverpool started with today, how many players were there before Jurgen arrived? A couple.
“And when Pep was not happy with the four full-backs he had and in the same summer he bought four full-backs that he liked.
“And when he bought one goalkeeper like Claudio Bravo, and then he was not happy with Claudio Bravo, and the next season he bought Ederson.
“And when Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three years and he still has the trust and still has the confidence and he still has the conditions to try to keep going and going.
“Probably this season they have a big chance to do it, but it would be the first time they win a trophy.
“That’s why I was saying before, in my next job, I will not be starting a conversation with a club without knowing exactly what the club wants and what the club has to give in terms of structure and objectives.”