Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is upset by Manchester City spending powers, according to reports in England.
Manchester United is eight points behind Manchester City on the Premier League table going into this weekend clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Independent says last month Mourinho complained about Manchester City, who is backed by the wealthy Abu Dhabi royal family.
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He discussed the financial state of the game with compatriots and among the topics of conversation were clubs that are heavily funded by states.
A high-level source revealed that Mourinho said it can be difficult to compete "against a state".
Pep Guardiola’s men have been in scintillating form since the start of the new season after a missing out on the Premier League last season.
The League leaders are yet to taste defeat both in the Premier League and in the Champions League this season.