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Published: 11:30 | 6/8/16

Mourinho: Foxes story impossible elsewhere


Jose Mourinho has claimed that the shock league-winning season from Leicester City would be "impossible" to happen in other big European leagues.

The Manchester United manager believes that the elite clubs across the continent are happy to continuously dominate without giving the lesser lights a fair chance to compete with them.

A reference to players being stolen from other clubs would appear to be a reference to Bayern Munich's pifering of their rivals' best players while his remarks about not sharing television money would seem to be directed at Real Madrid and Barcelona, the latter also perhaps the "Mother Teresa of football".

"This is the only country where everyone wants this [Leicester's title victory] to happen," he said. "This is the only country where the football structures allow this to happen. In the other countries the powerful clubs don’t want this to happen.

"In the other countries they do not want to have to share the money. They don’t want to share TV rights.

“In the other countries they want to be comfortable and know they will always be the top dogs in the Champions League. They want it to be a competition of two, three or four and if possible a competition of just one. So this is a special country.

“You have, around Europe, people who when you listen to them it looks like they are the Mother Teresa of football but they are not. You go to many countries and clearly they are happy the way they are. It is not just about them being powerful. It is also to go to the clubs that can be direct competition and every season steal their best players so they don’t want a league.

"In this country we want a league. Everybody wants a league. An amazing story like Leicester brings even more credibility to the Premier League and that’s why the Premier League is the Premier League.”

Utd face Leicester in the season's traditional curtain-raising Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

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