'I am not a big fan of buying players in the winter market because of the period of adaptation especially with attackers. So, if you ask me, I'm expecting Paul now to be man of the match every week? No.
"It would be a multi-season challenge and it isn't certain that there's a way of doing it which doesn't render us homeless", he added.
Manchester United play the bottom team in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and even though there seems to be a general acceptance that West Brom are as good as relegated, José Mourinho is taking no chances.
"I think he has to try to keep that level of stability and from that stability of course will appear the special match with the special performance like it happened against City", he said. "And the past two, three weeks I'm really happy with him".
United rode on a sublime second-half performance by French midfielder Paul Pogba to seal a memorable 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium but Mourinho said subsequent training sessions were spent in getting his players to move on from that win.
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Gayle Broughton scored after an extended attack spread the Kenyans across the park to stretch the lead to 19-0 at halftime. Nearly immediately after the kickoff, South Africa regained possession and Cecil Afrikia sped away to score his first try.
"No. We are not going to spend more than we can".
The newspaper says Mourinho had planned to watch the Celtic youngster in person during Scotland's recent friendly with Costa Rica but Tierney withdrew from the squad shortly before the game. This is a team that has showed character many times.
Will Guardiola squeeze in a game for him before the end of the season?
"But it is not about us and them, I think it is about the six teams".
"We already have more points than we finished on last season and we have beaten everyone else in the league. Maybe Manchester City will also invest massively and not let any of the others close the gap".