July 23, 2015 17:54:41 UK
Arsenal Wenger has aimed a jibe at Manchester United’s spending spree under Louis van Gaal, saying the Old Trafford club have lost their patience.
Wenger says the top clubs should be mixing a policy of bringing through young players against signing proven world-class talent.
He paid tribute to the manner in which his long-time rival Sir Alex Ferguson had achieved that balance at Man United but he feels the Red Devils have now resorted to flexing their financial muscle.
“We want to continue to combine stronger financial resources with faith in our philosophy and policy,” Wenger said, outlining his approach to the transfer market.
They have the financial resources to go with a different policy.
“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.”
Van Gaal has spent more than £200m in a year since taking over at Old Trafford and Wenger says the club has swayed from the days of Ferguson’s reign.
“With United’s success they have created huge financial resources and today there is no patience for them to continue what they did (before).
“They have the financial resources to go with a different policy,” the Frenchman said.
Wenger says Manchester United’s youth system is no longer producing players like Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.
Arsenal are 5.50 to win the Premier League title next season, while Man United are 6.00.
The Gunners are 2.87 to win the Community Shield against Chelsea on Sunday 2nd August.
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