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Mourinho Responds To Claims That He Sold Salah At Chelsea

Mourinho Responds To Claims That He Sold Salah At Chelsea

By SL International - Apr 27, 2018 01:01 PM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has finally responded to claims that it was his decision to sell Mohamed Salah when he was in charge at Chelsea.

Read: PFA Player Of The Year Revealed

The Egyptian attacker only made 19 appearances during his two-and-a-half spell at Stamford Bridge, before being sold to AS Roma.

Salah has since joined Liverpool and recently won the PFA Player Of the Year after netting 31 goals in the Premier League this season.

"It is the first time that I am going to say this, but it is another injustice that has been talked about me. People say that I was the one that sold Salah and it is the opposite. I bought Salah," Mourinho told ESPN Brasil.

"It is the opposite. I was the one that bought Salah. I was the one that told Chelsea to buy Salah. It was with me in charge that Salah came to Chelsea. But he came as a young kid, physically he was not ready, mentally he was not ready, socially and culturally he was lost and everything was tough for him.

"We decided to put him on loan and he asked for that as well. He wanted to play more minutes, to mature, he wanted to go and we sent him on loan to Fiorentina, and at Fiorentina he started to mature. Chelsea decided to sell him, OK?

"And when they say that I was the one that sold him it is a lie. I bought him. I agreed to send him on loan, I thought it was necessary, I thought that Chelsea had wingers... Some of them are still there like Willian, [Eden] Hazard and all those players already in a different level.

"So the decision to send him on loan was a decision we made collectively, but after that, the decision to sell him and to use that money to buy another player wasn't mine.

"But even if it was, in football we make mistakes a lot of times, so many times some players develop in way we were not expecting, some others don't reach another level like we thought they would, so I don't even think this is a mistake, it is just part of the job.

"But effectively I did buy Salah, I didn't sell Salah, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that he is a fantastic player, and I am really happy for everything that is happening for him and especially because he scores against everyone and he didn't score against us in two games."

Read: Salah Stars In 7-Goal Spectacle At Anfield

Do you think Salah would have been the same player if he stayed at Chelsea? Have your say in the comment section below


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VIPER305 Joined: 08 Sep 2011
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VIPER305 Apr 28, 2018 09:21 PM
No no... even if cotihno didnt leave it was gonna be different stroy..
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Manueldosantos Joined: 07 Jun 2011
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Manueldosantos Apr 28, 2018 09:39 AM
Means as good as Salah is now. Tactically Mourinho is still brilliant. He still has it on how to stop top players performing against his team.
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skols Apr 28, 2018 08:02 AM
How is scoring against everyone but Man United relevant to the issue at hand manje
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Faysal Apr 27, 2018 09:06 PM
You suck
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emilem442 Apr 27, 2018 07:52 PM
Its like mourinho says "i never ate the meat i only drank gravy"
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Bulldog Apr 27, 2018 07:13 PM
"But effectively I did buy Salah, I didn't sell Salah, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that he is a fantastic player, and I am really happy for everything that is happening for him and especially because he scores against everyone and he didn't score against us in two games."
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MR E Apr 27, 2018 04:42 PM
That's true, he was not ready that time but now he's the king in English, I respect Salah!
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Ltido@kby Apr 27, 2018 02:34 PM
Mou has spoken lol
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Mfanakamdala Apr 27, 2018 02:13 PM
Kikkkkk. Twisting everything!Cowrinho is obviously in Hurtmanfontein wth wat Klopp has done with Mo Sallah. Something which he couldn't
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Qondeni Apr 27, 2018 01:25 PM
yah neh.
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Thobeka Masina Apr 27, 2018 01:19 PM
it looks like Manchester United is the home of comedians...Mourinho say that Salah have scored against everyone but he didn't score against Man United in two games...Paul Pogba said that if he listen to everyone he would be everywhere
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Makarina Apr 27, 2018 01:13 PM
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