Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fired back at Jurgen Klopp over his recent comments about Manchester United’s spending in the transfer market this summer.
The Liverpool manager said, last week: “What United are doing, I don’t know how they did it.” This was in reaction to the Reds signing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane – two signings that would have cost considerably more a year ago.
Solskjaer has responded to Klopp and jokingly admitted that he’s now driving an electric car, saying (via Manchester Evening News): “We are a well run club.
“We do have a lot of fans out there and we do have good sponsorship deals.
“How we get the money, as a manager you want more and more. I have heard ‘no’ a few times.
“How other clubs run their clubs, there are different models at different clubs.
“I have started buying electric cars! That is all I want to say about that situation.”
Perhaps a subtle dig at the oil-rich clubs like Man City and Chelsea, too.
Klopp was trying to cover up for the fact Liverpool haven’t backed him in the transfer market – properly since they won the league after a 30-year wait.
The United manager says Sancho and Varane and both ready to make their first starts for the club, which we could see today away to Southampton.
Next season, same old Jurgen — gritting his teeth.