Rafa Benitez has said a number of times since Newcastle were promoted back to the Premier League last May that the best teams are those who can spend the most money in the transfer market and therefore buy the best players.
So football is only about money these days?
We’ve seen examples of clubs investing big money over the last 15 years with Chelsea, Manchester City, and PSG probably the best examples of clubs being bought by Billionaires and investing huge money into the clubs.
And those three clubs have become very successful since they were bought.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have always been a rich club mainly because of their past successes under Sir Alex Ferguson.
And before the game today at Old Trafford, Rafa Benitez has said the Red Devils have always spent the most in the transfer market.
And that’s no different today after they paid £90M for Paul Pogba last year and then £75M for Romelu Lukaku this summer.
Rafa Benitez – Man United spend more money than anyone
This is some of what Benitez has said leading up to today’s game against the Red Devils:
“When I was at Liverpool, you could see Manchester United were spending more money than anyone.”
“They still do and that means they have to compete for everything.”
“It is a massive club who, as always, have spent a lot of money and are doing well. They have to compete for everything.”
“As always we will try to do our best to get 3 points if we can, but we know it will be difficult”
Newcastle fans are hoping that Amanda Staveley and her PCP Partners group can buy Newcastle United before the end of this year.
And if that happens that will help put us on a level playing field with the two Manchester clubs.
Rafa will be able to buy some outstanding players and hopefully, have us as one of the best sides in Europe in a couple of years,
That’s the hope in any case.