Phil Thompson Claims Manchester United Pay Alexis Sanchez £900k-A-Week
Is it really the football season if one of Jeff's boys isn't saying something utterly ridiculous that makes us wonder if Soccer Saturday's reporters should really be doing the job? Well it must be the football season then.
Soccer Saturday is a staple of the armchair fans football weekend as we sit back, relax and watch the results roll in as the action is described by a bunch of former footballers that most of our audience would barely know played football.
Usually we don't have to wait long for one of them to say something ridiculous and that's because usually Paul Merson opens his mouth and some sort of nonsensical gold just pours out.
However this week it wasn't Merson but actually former Liverpool assistant manager and player Phil Thompson who said something stupid when taking a dig at Manchester United.
Sky showed an interview in which Mourinho took a dig at Liverpool's spending and in the most triggered way possible Thompson then claimed the Red Devils are paying £900k-a-week for Alexis Sanchez, just three times more than they're actually paying.
They do say that every time you tell a lie your nose grows a bit longer...... pic.twitter.com/mhZIe52vyM- Remo (@Remo26599) August 18, 2018
Think Jose has put Phil Thompson's nose out of joint....- John Ludden (@Johnludds) August 18, 2018
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Phil Thompson just said Sanchez is on 900 grand a week on sky sports hahahah give it a rest- Danny Flynn (@DannyFlynn_) August 18, 2018
Phil Thompson is salty as hell. Jose's got him riled with the truth. Love it :joy: #MUFC.- #TeamLH44 (@Nadal_LH_Fan) August 18, 2018
According to Phil Thompson Alexis Sanchez is on £900k per week :joy:- Eneka Quamina (@EnekaQuamina) August 18, 2018
So apperantly Phil Thompson thinks we're paying Alexis Sanchez 900K a week pic.twitter.com/9oj4TpfI3U- LukakuSZN :flag_rs: #GlazersOUT (@Utd_Lukaku) August 18, 2018
Soccer Saturday could have done with some new signings this summer too. Thompson reckons Sanchez is on 900k a week at Utd and Merson is adamant 200 mill buys Kane this window :see_no_evil:- Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) August 18, 2018
Nice to see Phil Thompson saying Mourinhos trying to annoy liverpool fans, then proceeding to go on a rant about the money united have spent.- D (@GIazersOut) August 18, 2018
It's probably Jurgen Klopp that Mourinho is trying to get to, what with the German spending big not long after criticising United for doing the same, but something has clearly struck a nerve with Thompson as well.
Will United or Liverpool finish higher in the table this season?