Arsene Wenger has hinted Jose Mourinho should stop complaining about being unable to match Manchester City’s spending power.
Arsenal boss Wenger has insisted he has “learned to cope” with battling richer rivals during his 21-years in charge of the Gunners.
A frustrated Mourinho reacted to Manchester United’s 2-2 Old Trafford draw with Burnley by insisting the Red Devils must increase their spending to catch runaway leaders City.
United have spent roughly £286m since Mourinho took the Old Trafford helm in 2016, compared to City’s £360m in the same time-frame.
When quizzed on Mourinho’s comments, Wenger suggested his United counterpart may simply have to accept that his side cannot match City’s riches.
“I have been in that position for 21 years so I can’t start to complain now,” said Wenger, of Mourinho’s frustrations with Manchester City flexing their financial muscles.
“There have always been three or four teams richer than I am. I’ve learned to cope with that.
“We deal with our own situation as well as we can. Man City, Chelsea and Man United are all richer than us.