Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Jurgen Klopp that it has nothing to do with him where the Reds get their money from.
Liverpool manager Klopp questioned how United have been able to spend £120million on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane after football was ravaged financially by the pandemic.
But Solskjaer has reminded Klopp that United are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
And, in a cheeky dig at rivals Manchester City, he claimed he had switched to driving an electric car because he doesn’t want to put more money in the pockets of the club’s Abu Dhabi-based owners.
Solskjaer said: “We are a well run club.
“We do have a lot of fans out there and we do have good sponsorship deals.
“As a manager you want more and more money to spend – but I have heard ‘no’ a few times.
“How other clubs run their clubs is up to them. There are different models at different clubs.
“I have even started buying electric cars!
“That is all I want to say about that situation.”
The Norwegian also believes that young hitman Mason Greenwood is reaping the benefits of missing the Euros.
United’s teenage striker was forced to pull out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad with a niggling groin problem.
But Greenwood worked through the summer to get himself fit for the new season – and was in sparkling form as he found the target in United’s 5-1 opening day romp over Leeds.
Greenwood restored United’s lead early in the second half and impressed with his movement and work-rate, causing Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s defence all sorts of problems.
After scoring just once in his opening 22 Premier League games last season, Greenwood found the net six times in his final nine league appearances of the campaign – and netted against Roma in the Europa League semi-final.
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Solskjaer added of the forward: “I think the boy has had problems, he has had injuries, but he has done really well getting through and working really hard to get fit and I can see the benefit of his summer.
“Mason would have loved nothing else than to play in that Euro final of course.
“He loves playing football, he loves playing for his country, he loves playing for Man United.
“But, of course, when you are a young boy, sometimes the body, with all the games, all the training and everything, takes its toll and you need to look after yourself.
“Mason is going to have a long, long career for both country and club.”
Greenwood will face competition for a starting role at Old Trafford this season from Edinson Cavani, while Jadon Sancho will challenge him for the position on the right-flank of a three-man attack.
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