Mourinho hits out at trophyless Klopp as he bemoans lack of backing at United

Jose Mourinho has aimed a dig at Jurgen Klopp for failing to win a trophy in another attempt to defend his record at Manchester United.

Mourinho is still hurting about his sacking by the red devils four months after he was sent packing by the club.

The 56-year-old believes he was undermined because Ed Woodward and the board failed to back him with transfers unlike Liverpool and Manchester City did.

And speaking on beIN Sports ahead of the Champions League game against Barcelona he singled out the treatment of Klopp, who is yet to win any title at Liverpool, as an example of why he is unhappy.

Mourinho said: “I would love to go to a club and be in conditions to do what Jurgen and Pep did.

“If you look at the [Liverpool] team that started the game, how many of them were there when Jurgen arrived? A couple.

“And when Pep was not happy with the full-backs he had [at City in 2016-17] and in the [next] summer bought four [three] full-backs that he liked.

“When he bought one goalkeeper like Claudio Bravo and was not happy with Claudio Bravo, the next season he bought Ederson.

“When Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three-and-a-half years and he still has the trust, still has the confidence, still has the conditions to try to keep going and going.

“Probably this season they have a big chance to do it – the first time that they win a trophy.

“In my next job I will not be starting a conversation without knowing exactly what the club wants and what the club has to give in terms of structure and the club objectives.”


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