Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will not be doing “anything crazy” in the transfer market this summer to close the gap on Premier League champions Manchester City.
Mourinho has already invested more than £300m in squad improvements since taking charge, but he has insisted that he will not break the bank this time around.
“We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.
“Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season. Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.
“Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let’s see what happens. Maybe also City will invest massively and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.
“But it is not about us and them, it is about us and them and Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Spurs. It is not City and United. It is about the six.”
Manchester City were confirmed champions on Sunday with five games to spare after Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to West Brom.