Jose Mourinho blames Chelsea for selling Salah
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that he deserves credit for bringing Mohamed Salah to Stamford Bridge.
He said he should not be blamed for selling the Liverpool star to Roma in 2016.
A 21-year-old Salah arrived at Stamford Bridge from Basel for €16.5million in January 2014.
However, the Egypt international found opportunities hard to come by at the club and was loaned to Fiorentina the following winter and then sold to Roma the following summer.
Salah returned to the Premier League at the start of this season, signing with Liverpool for a then club-record fee of €42m and has gone on to score 43 goals in all competitions, winning the PFA Player of the Year in the process.
“I think everything has surprised even him. It has been fantastic.
“But he is a great player that has reached the peak of maturity, he has already lived several other experiences and now has fitted perfectly into the style of play of the team, of the coach and of the club as well. So it doesn’t surprise me that much,” Mourinho told ESPN Brazil.