Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has announced that the club will not be doing any “crazy” spending in the summer transfer window in a bid to close the gap to arch-rivals Manchester City
The Portuguese coach has had an improved second season in the Premier League with United currently in second place in the league standings and having already surpassed their 69 points from their previous campaign with the club having amassed a total of 71 points with five games remaining.
However, it has still been regarded as a disappointing season at Old Trafford with United trailing City by 16 points in the Premier League table and having been knockout by Sevilla in the Round of 16 stage in this season’s Champions League.
Since arriving at United in 2016, Mourinho has already spent in excess of £300m on star signings like Paul Pogba. But the coach is adamant that they will not be taking a similar stance for this summer.
“We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy,” said Mourinho, according to Sky Sports.
“We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.
“Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season. Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.
“Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let’s see what happens. Maybe also City will invest massively and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.
“But it is not about us and them, it is about us and them and Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Spurs. It is not City and United. It is about the six.”