Klopp questions £100m Pogba deal....Man Utd fans react accordingly
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has questioned Manchester United’s eagerness to spend £100m to sign Paul Pogba, with his comments provoking a predictably feisty reaction from fans of the Old Trafford club.
United are expected to confirm the world record breaking deal to sign Pogba from Juventus imminently, but Klopp has suggested their plan could be flawed.
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” declared Klopp, speaking on Liverpool’s pre-season American tour.
“Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.
“I don’t know exactly how much money we could spend because nobody has told me, 'No, you can't do this'.
“If I spend money, it is because I am trying to build a team, a real team. Barcelona did it. You can win championships, you can win titles, but there is a manner in which you want it.”
Telling United fans their club are mad to spend so much cash on one player is not what they want to hear as they await confirmation of the Pogba deal, with this reaction summing up their current mood:
@RealKevinPalmer like saying don't buy a Ferrari as it might break down buy 3 ford focus's instead.That's why they've not won title since 89— Forever Red (@Jipjap74) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer klopp telling a man in Jose who's won 3 PL titles how to win the league.. that's a laugh riot— Chief Brodíe (@jamesymc24) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer It's like saying he wouldn't spend big on messi , Neymar, Suarez cos they might get injured...ok klopp— Richie Wilson (@longjoe77) July 29, 2016
@realkevinpalmer buying 3 average players for 100 mill, or buying one quality one. which is better?— Paul elvis (@paulelvis0807) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer Carroll, Benteke & Mane or Pogba? Hmm— Ben W (@treble99united) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer I wonder what Klopp would choose if offered one Paul Pogba or half a dozen James Milners?— Ray Devlin (@Ray_Devlin) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer says the guy who signed sado mane for £35m— Stewart J.B (@yidluka) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer the highest spending team in the Premier League since its establishment to have not won a single league title. No position.— Banterchester Utd (@BanterUtd) July 29, 2016
@RealKevinPalmer Jealousy is a wonderful thing. 😂— JJ Hartigan (@jayhartigan) July 29, 2016