Mourinho warns Man United must spend to reach Juventus and Man City level

first_img 3 Dybala pounced on a loose ball in the box to score the only goal against United Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a winning return to Old Trafford with Juventus “So good experience for some of the boys – Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial … Romelu Lukaku – I think it is the second season he plays Champions League too. So we work, we try to improve our players but quality is quality.“Juventus were at a different level of quality, stability, experience and knowhow. And, again, I repeat: quality in football is everywhere. When I say quality I don’t say just a creative player or just a beautiful player … Chiellini and Bonucci were beautiful, absolutely beautiful. But my boys, I’m so happy with what they did.”Paulo Dybala’s 18th-minute goal was enough to earn Juventus the victory and it was deserved one too, as they enjoyed the majority of possession at Old Trafford.Amd Mourinho rates Max Allegri’s side as one of the leading contenders for Champions League glory this season. 3 Jose Mourinho claims Juventus are on a ‘different level’ to Manchester United and has warned his club’s owners they must invest more to truly challenge Europe’s elite once more.United were beaten 1-0 by the Italian champions at Old Trafford on Tuesday night to leave them five points adrift of their victors in Champions League Group H.center_img Leonardo Bonucci drew praise from Jose Mourinho for his performance Mourinho has spent close to £400million since becoming United boss in 2016 but he insisted after the match that he doesn’t have the quality required to rival the likes of Juve, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City.Asked how far away United are from the Serie A champions, Mourinho said: “A bit far. Juventus are champions (of Italy) for seven years in a row, two Champions League finals in the last four or five years and (they are) not happy with what they have, they want more.“They had (Gonazlo) Higuain, (Mario) Mandzukic, Dybala, they want more. They want Ronaldo. They had (Andrea) Barzagli, Chiellini, (Daniele) Rugani, they are not happy, they want more, they want Bonucci, and they go for the best players in the world.“How can you reach this level? It’s not easy. We work with what we have. We try to improve.Manchester United 0-1 Juventus match report: Cristiano Ronaldo makes winning Old Trafford return thanks to Paolo Dybala strike“To go to the Juventus level? Barcelona level? Real Madrid level? Manchester City level? How can you reach this level? Yes [by buying the best players]. It is not easy because many of the players they belong to these top teams, so we work with what we have and we try to improve with what we have.“For example today – I saw the amazing Chiellini and amazing Bonucci but I have to say Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelöf had a very positive game [also at centre-back]. It is the first time Victor plays a game of this dimension and Victor had a positive game; Luke Shaw also in the Champions League at this level of match. 3 He added: “We play against one of the biggest, really biggest candidates, to win the Champions League and we did the possible.“We could get the different result, especially because of the way we played in the second half. We didn’t especially because Mr (Leonardo) Bonucci, Mr (Giorgio) Chiellini, they could go to Harvard University to give classes about how to be a central defender. Absolutely fantastic.“It is a team that has everything, they have talent everywhere. Of course Cristiano (Ronaldo), Dybala, the talent they have in attack, but the quality all over the pitch and a really difficult match.“I’m happy with the players. Since the draw we knew it would be a fight with Valencia for the second position and that is what we are going to try.”last_img

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