Jose Mourinho kicked off the pre-season mindgames yesterday by claiming signing Luke Shaw could be the death of Manchester United.
Mourinho has cranked up the psychological warfare already by questioning the Luke Shaw deal.
Manchester United beat Chelsea to sign the rookie England left-back but had to splash £27m to get him from Southampton. Shaw will be paid around £100,000-a-week at Old Trafford.
Mourinho claims paying the going rate for Shaw would have destroyed the Chelsea dressing room and risked the club breaking UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
“If we pay to a 19-year-old boy what we were being asked for, for Luke Shaw, we are dead,” said Mourinho.
“We kill our stability with financial fair play. We kill the stability in our dressing room as well.
“It would kill immediately our balance and we don’t allow that”
“And is he good for our average wages”. He concluded.