Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says criticisms from his Arsenal and Liverpool counterparts Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp are “not ethical”.
Both Wenger and Klopp have been outspoken about the reported £100m valuation of United target Paul Pogba.
“They are things that when I do are not ethical, when others do it, everything is normal,” said Mourinho.
The United manager added that he would sign a “very good midfielder” within days – potentially Juventus’ Pogba, 23.
“We have 22 players now,” he said. “We will have 23.
“He is a Juve player until officially he isn’t. The market closes on 31 August. We are trying to everything to close market as quickly as possible, before 14 August.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the reported valuation of Pogba was “completely crazy” while Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp said he would not spend that much on a single player even if his funds were unlimited.
But Mourinho said he “did not like” his colleagues’ “unethical” criticism, while also defending his treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Former Germany captain Schweinsteiger, 32, has been training alone, prompting a players’ union member to say Mourinho should be jailed for “bullying”.
“I had to make my decisions. Simple. It happens at every club on the world,” said the former Chelsea boss.
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