Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has blasted rivals Manchester United for trying to buy success following their massive spending this summer, according to reports from the Express.
United have used almost £80million in funds on new signings during the transfer window, while the Gunners have only spent £11million to prize Petr Cech away from Chelsea.
And considering the fact that the Red Devils splashed £150million last summer, Wenger has hit out at United over their transfer policies.
“We want to continue to combine stronger financial resources with faith in our philosophy and policy,” Wenger said.
“That means we want to continue to give chances to young players and build the players from inside our club with our culture.
“Afterwards, if we can buy the exceptional players, we can compete today. But that will not be the basis of our policy.
“Most of the clubs who have been successful are clubs who have done that well. You can take Barcelona or Man United, who had a generation and built their success on players who came from within.
“These are our values and it is our DNA and it’s important we keep that.”
Man United used to be known as a club with an effective youth program, and Wenger added that their recent commercial gains have caused the Red Devils to lack any patience when it comes to finding success.
“With United’s success they have created huge financial resources and today there is no patience for them to continue to do what they did — and they have the financial resources to go with a different policy,” he added.
And Man United manager Louis van Gaal is not stopping there, with a ‘surprise signing’ set to be confirmed in the coming days by the Dutchman.
This has seen the likes of Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos, Barcelona’s Pedro, and even Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic being linked to Manchester.