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Jamie Carragher disagrees with Jose Mourinho's spending claim

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher does not agree with the comments made by Jose Mourinho in the aftermath of Manchester United's 2-2 draw versus Burnley on Boxing Day. The Special One cited that there is a clear difference in the squad depth of his side in comparison to Manchester City, and he would require an additional £300m to put the team back to its right place.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Carragher did not agree with Mourinho's complaint and believes Pep Guardiola would have coped much better with the same squad available at Old Trafford, he said: "The United manager’s complaints about the value of the squads do not add up. We can go on throughout the respective lists.

Where Mourinho sees players unable to execute his tactical blueprint, I believe Guardiola would have taken a different approach with a squad Mourinho believes needs reinforcing. Even now, it is the United squad that has the most expensive ‘superstars’ – or certainly those with the greater reputation when they joined the club. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Lukaku delivered elsewhere prior to moving to Old Trafford. Have they improved under Mourinho?"

Manchester United suffered a surprise League Cup exit at the hands of Bristol City earlier in December, and they have since lacked the cutting edge in front of goal, missing clear-cut chances versus the likes of Burnley and Leicester City.

As a result, the Red Devils have dropped 15 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City, and their title challenge looks well and over before the turn of the year. United have a key FA Cup third round against Derby County in January, and Mourinho is likely to play his full concentration in the game as it remains the club's best chance of attaining some silverware.

United realistically face an uphill task of lifting the Premier League this campaign, whilst their chances of bagging the Champions League crown also look slim with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in their way.

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