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Thursday, 3 August 2017

I DON'T THINK £200M FOR NEYMAR IS COSTLY, SAYS MOURINHO


Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he doesn't trust the record-shattering 222 million euro ($260 million) exchange charge Paris St Germain will pay for Neymar is costly. Harmed Brazil star Neymar withdrew his group's preparation base in Terespolis in a helicopter on Saturday and made a beeline for Sao Paulo, after his World Cup finished in desolation on Friday night. AFP PHOTO But the Reds supervisor, talking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season amicable, is concerned how the stunning figure will influence future exchanges. Mourinho spent 105.2 million euros ($111 million) the previous summer to re-sign their previous midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, however the French outfit are ready to twofold that record to entice the Brazilian from Barcelona.

When we marked Paul Pogba, I said he was not costly," Mourinho said. "Costly are the ones that get to a specific level without a specific quality. I don't think £200 million for Neymar is costly. "Costly is the reality there will now be more players at £100m, more players at £50m, more players at £60m — that is the issue. "Neymar is outstanding amongst other players on the planet, so financially that is exceptionally solid yet the issue is not Neymar — the issue is the results." Mourinho was talking after a late Juan Mata objective gave his United group triumph in their last pre-season diversion, after a Dennis Praet strike had counterbalanced Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first half objective. The win places United in a sure disposition in front of next Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup conflict with Real Madrid in Macedonia. Mourinho uncovered the club are probably going to offer the two-diversion European boycott gave to Phil Jones after verbally mishandling against doping authorities after the Europa League last win in May. "Place yourself in his position. He wins an European glass and needs to celebrate with his group," Mourinho said. "He needs to get the glass, the award and be in the photos yet one specialist needs to close him in a little room as a result of the doping control. "It's difficult to control a player in this circumstance and UEFA ought to consider this. It's not an ordinary match — it's a container, a decoration, a festival. It's beginning and end. "There was no wrongdoing in his conduct, only a human craving to celebrate. I feel truly sad for him and I don't believe it's reasonable. "I would (bid) on the off chance that I was him. On the off chance that you do that you have the danger of much greater discipline yet it's a choice I will leave with him."