Marouane Fellaini Says He's Been Portrayed as a 'Murderer' in English Football

It has not been a great December for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United but they have a chance to end the month on high against Southampton. Alex Livesey  Getty Images

United fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Burnley on Boxing Day.

That opportunity is there following Manchester United's 2-2 draw against Burnley on Saturday, a result that prompted Jose Mourinho to cause a stir by claiming the £260 million he's spent since arriving at Old Trafford isn't enough to compete.

"So when you speak about responsibilities to win the English Premier League, Tottenham doesn't have that responsibility because they are not the club with the same history as us?"

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match against FC Basel. One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team.

"I need my players to believe in them [selves] and I need them to believe in me; to accept the risk and not be afraid to lose three or four".

Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are all richer than us. "The big historical clubs are normally punished in the market for their history", he said.

Wheeler added the player is seeking £170,000 per week and has turned down United's offer to improve his current £120,000-per-week earnings. The price for the big clubs is different to the other clubs.

"Manchester City buy the full backs for the price of the strikers", scoffed Mourinho, but the £120.8 million trio of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, along with goalkeeper Ederson, were the final pieces of the puzzle for Guardiola, for whom Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus have also been astute acquisitions. "I'm not happy with the result, wasnt happy with the result against Leicester of course, but I'm happy with my players, no criticism to my players".

The home defence looked in disarray in the early stages and Scott Arfield clipped the top of the crossbar with a volley from Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross, after United again failed to clear their lines.

"The boys fought against the 2-0, so nothing negative to say about them".

"And then instead of more positional players like Zlatan and [Romelu] Lukaku, we made a decision to go with Mkhitaryan, Lingard and [Juan] Mata all three trying to play in these areas behind Lukaku and we can say we had some success".

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