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Mourinho Defends The Price Tags Of Lukaku And Pogba; Blasts Other Clubs

Jose Mourinho has defended the £164million that Manchester United have spent on Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba in the last 12 months, but questioned the huge fees lavished on what he considers to be lesser players.

‘We spent big money on a striker because, with strikers, you either spend or you don’t get,’ Mourinho said of the Lukaku deal.

‘We spent because of what happened to Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) and we cannot allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.

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‘I don’t think it kills football as the big clubs will always have the potential to produce this kind of money and not to be in problems.

‘The problem is with the other group, which is a big group. The other one is where you have a hundred transfers and that is the dangerous area of the market. That’s what worries me a little bit because now we speak about £30m, £40m, £50m in such an easy way.’

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