He is right i think, when united are interested the price is just going to be more expensive than when say tottenham are interested. Pep has thrown money at his problems and he already had a team that was not far away. They already had 4/5 world class players(aguero,silva,KDB,Kompany,), whereas at united mourinho has had 3 years of poor spending and is still playing with players that sir alex left him with. since fergie retired city have spent 2013/14 -103 million 2014/15 - 90 million 2015/16 - 152 million 2016/17 -168 million 2017/18 - 219 million Ie = 732 million United- 2013/14 - 67 million 14/15- 145 million 15/16- 103 million 16/17- 149 million 17/18 - 160 million = 624 million While united lost all the spine of their team, city had great players and kept spending and improving. I think moyes really fecked us up, also di maria was a faliure of a signing who shouldnt even be taken into account so the gap is about 150 million. Could we match city after spending 150 million more than them and getting to a level pegging even though pep started with a better team than Mourinho. I think mourinho is right in asking for equal spending if he is tasked with responsibility of winning the title then he needs level spending. Pep will throw money at his problems, he lost mendy to injury and talks about signing more fullbacks. The perception of pep is just different because he plays better football and has won things with best squads in leagues he has managed.