Almost every football fan has an opinion on Manchester United spending £100million on Paul Pogba.
Not only will the Red Devils be smashing the world transfer record, but it will be for a player that they allowed to leave at the end of his contract just four years ago.
But it’s not just football fans that have had their say on Jose Mourinho splashing the cash on Pogba. Two of Mourinho’s managerial rivals have also voiced their opinions over recent weeks.
Wenger on Pogba
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger branded the deal “completely crazy” when asked about the transfer fee last week.
"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,” he said, per Sky Sports.
"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.
"Since I am in this sport I always thought the record cannot go higher and I was always wrong. Maybe in a few years it will be 200, 300 [million], who knows."
Klopp on Pogba
But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has also had his say.
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney," he said.
“I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.
“If I spend money, it is because I am trying to build a team, a real team. Barcelona did it. You can win championships, you can win titles, but there is a manner in which you want it.”
Mourinho hits back
And it seems Mourinho hasn’t taken too kindly to the comments from the two managers.
With United on the verge of completing the deal for the French midfielder, Mourinho hit out at both Klopp and Wenger for their comments.
“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,” he said.
“There are things that when I do are not ethical and when others do it everything is normal, nobody says that. I do not speak about the others. They can do what they want. Our market was good.
"We made decisions, decide to bring four players not 10, that are Manchester United level. Four that we think can really improve the squad and not just be one more. This is the profile of our market.”
While Mourinho is said to have a fairly good relationship with Klopp, the same can’t be said in regards to Wenger. The pair have been involved in a series of altercations in the past and with Mourinho seemingly annoyed with Wenger’s statement on Pogba, it just adds to the anticipation of the start of the Premier League season.
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