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How Liverpool, Man City caused Mourinho’s frustrations

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool and Manchester City have both been accused of having a hand in the frustrations suffered by Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho already gave a sign even before the season was started after claiming it would be a difficult season for his side.

This is after the Portuguese manager was denied his key targets, Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld in the summer transfer market, a development that had resulted in a rift with the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Mourinho had blamed the United chief for not doing enough to strengthen the team having known the recruitment and activities of rivals, City and Liverpool.

The knowledge of the big signings by the two clubs is suggested to have created frustrations within the former Chelsea boss even before the bad results started coming in.

BT Sports pundit Jermaine Jenas had claimed that Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were brought in to the Old Trafford for a fee of £60 million but that cannot be compared with the transfer dealings by the Reds and the Manchester side.

Liverpool had signed Alisson Becker, a goalkeeper for a record fee of £66.8 million and that alone was intimidating to Mourinho who would have loved to be in that shoes but was not giving the backing by the club.

This according to the pundit had created an inferiority feeling in Mourinho’s mind before his fellow managers and that alone had affected him a lot.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.