The Liverpool boss aimed at Manchester United’s spending this summer in a press conference but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his club’s approach to transfers
Liverpool manager Klopp questioned how United has spent £120million on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane after football was ravaged financially by the pandemic.
And, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Jurgen Klopp that it has nothing to do with him where the Reds get their money from.
Moreover, Solskjaer has reminded Klopp that United is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Adding in a cheeky dig at rivals Manchester City, he claimed he had switched to driving an electric car because he doesn’t want to put more money in the pockets of the club’s Abu Dhabi-based owners.
Solskjaer said: “We are a well-run club.
“We do have a lot of fans out there and we do have good sponsorship deals.
“As a manager, you want more and more money to spend – but I have heard ‘no’ a few times.
“How other clubs run their clubs is up to them. There are different models at different clubs.
“I have even started buying electric cars!
“That is all I want to say about that situation.”
Addressing their match against Southampton on Sunday, the Norwegian also believes that young hitman Mason Greenwood is reaping the benefits of missing the Euros.
United’s teenage striker was forced to pull out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad with a niggling groin problem.
But Greenwood worked through the summer to get himself fit for the new season – and was in sparkling form as he found the target in United’s 5-1 opening day romp over Leeds.
Greenwood restored United’s lead early in the second half and impressed with his movement and work rate, causing Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s defense all sorts of problems.