AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso believes that the International Champions Cup has been a success and that fans are definitely getting their value for money in the stands following comments made by Jose Mourinho that the competition has been a failureThe normally outspoken “Special One” was left fuming following Manchester United’s humbling 4-1 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday with over 100,000 spectators present.“I wouldn’t spend my money to see these teams,” said Mourinho on Saturday, via ESPN.The Portuguese has been forced to field a young United squad in the club’s preseason games due to the fact that a number of his first-team stars are currently on holiday following their participation at the World Cup.But Mourinho’s counterpart Gattuso has suggested otherwise and stated that the ICC has offered fans the opportunity to see the next generation in action.“This is a competition that gives the younger players the opportunity to show their qualities and get some playing time,” said the Italian.“But then you see boys [born in] 2000 or 2001, or in 1997 and 1998, who are great talents and they are given the opportunity to play, and show that they can do so at a high level.“It’s not all negative. Of course, anyone who pays wants to see the top players, but I think those who have come to the matches have enjoyed themselves.”Behind-the-scenes at today’s morning training session ?#DevilsInUSA pic.twitter.com/UW9ubTuQyIMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 30, 2018 Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly agreed to join Milan on loan for next season.But Gattuso refused to divulge any details on the reported signing.“The boys are attached to their smartphones, they read the news systematically,” he said.“They talk to their agents. It’s part of the game.“We are a long way from home, but until the transfer market closes, there will always be talk.“Everyone gets in a bad mood at some point — a striker because there is allegedly a new striker on the way, the same for a midfielder. And I also feel that, every day, there is talk that my place is at risk.”Milan and United had played against each earlier in the competition, which saw Mourinho’s side emerged as victors following a 9-8 penalty shoot-out victory after a total of 26 spot-kicks had been taken.
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