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If you are a rich club you can buy top players, you cannot buy class- Jose Mourinho

Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva

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The Portuguese tactician has fired the latest salvo in the war of words between the ace managers.

The whole of Premier League 2017-18, Manchester City team and Pep Guardiola were followed by a film crew to record the iconic moments of the historic Premier League triumph. On the eve of the release of the documentary, cross-city rival Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho takes a dig at it.

The eight-part series was released on Friday, showing clips from inside the dressing room, the boardroom and on the training ground. 

Mourinho said: "I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don't need to be disrespectful."

"I haven't seen it but I know a few things about the movie. My reaction is if you are a rich club you can buy top players, you cannot buy class. That is my first reaction.

"The second reaction is because I am in the movie, I could ask for some royalties."

The second episode is about City's win at Old Trafford in December, with the narration saying: "It is Guardiola versus Mourinho once more; possession versus defence; attacking football versus 'park-the-bus'".

The same episode later shows City fans chanting 'park the bus', intercut with clips of Mourinho in his post-match press conference, dismissively responding to questions about possession statistics. That game ended with a controversy including City fans refusing to leave Old Trafford after that win.


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City could have won the title on April 7, after having a lead of 2 goals at halftime but a Paul Pogba inspired com-back meant the Red Devils had stalled their celebrations.

The hosts had printed souvenir T-shirts in the hope they would clinch the title that day, but the celebrations were delayed by two weeks.

As reported by BBC, Jose said,"You know, a movie without me doesn't sell much. I needed to be there."

"But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there, the shirts that were saying: 'We did it on derby day."

"If they send me one of these shirts, I give up about the royalties."



After Mourinho's comments, the Twitter handle of Prime Video in the UK had some fun of their own, thanking the United manager for watching it.

Published: Sun Aug 19, 2018 01:49 PM IST

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