Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has
taken a swipe at Chelsea and Manchester City,
labelling them as “small clubs” who are benefiting
from huge investment.
Mourinho, who described United as “a giant”, also
admitted that finances at once smaller clubs has
shifted the balance of power.
The Red Devils remain the most successful team in
English football, with Sir Alex Ferguson having
overseen 13 Premier League title wins and two
Champions League successes during his reign.
Ever since he left, the battle for domestic
dominance has become more intense and keenly
contested, following the arrival of billionaire owners
at clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City.
Mourinho is however convinced that he can help to
push United back to the summit once more, but
concedes it would be more difficult than it once
“The club will always be a giant but our job is to
try to bring the football team back to that stature,”
he told UEFA’s official website ahead of their Super
Cup clash with Real Madrid.
“That’s something really difficult these days:
before, the giants were the powerful ones
economically, and now there are small clubs in
terms of prestige and history who are giants
That changes absolutely everything.
“But my feeling is that I want the team to be on a
par with the club’s history, which is something I’ve
been lucky enough to feel at every club: there was
the same kind of feeling at Inter and Real Madrid.
“This is where we want to be. And obviously we’ll
improve the team and try to be at that level.”