Mourinho: Man City ‘can buy top players, cannot buy class’

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“If you are a rich club, you can buy top players, you cannot buy class.” – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking about Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions and arguably the greatest side in PL history.

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Mourinho was asked about Man City’s recently-released Amazon Prime documentary series, All or Nothing, and the Portuguese held back very little, saying, “I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful.” — quotes from the BBC:

“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.”

“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.”

The first Manchester derby of the 2018-19 season isn’t for another three months: Nov. 11, at the Etihad Stadium.