Jose Mourinho is doing his best impression of Harry Kane, Reds!
The Portuguese, who has been criticised all season for selling Mo Salah while at Chelsea, is now demanding credit for buying the Egyptian in the first place.
This is despite the fact Mourinho gave Salah just four starts while the winger was at Stamford Bridge and according to the Football Ramble, refused to play him after making him cry in the dressing room.
Here’s what Manchester United’s manager has said:
“People say that I was the one that sold Salah and it is the opposite. I bought Salah,” Mourinho told ESPN Brazil.
“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,” said Mourinho.
Journalist Melissa Reddy has tracked down what Mourinho actually said at the time, though, which makes for a more accurate representation of what he thought of Salah:
Mourinho in the story below: "The decision to sell Salah wasn't mine."
Which is interesting as in July 2015, he said: "I see his future elsewhere. Either on loan or sold with an offer we are happy to accept. We have five wingers and it is better not to have Salah back."
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 26, 2018
That settles it then, right?
We wonder if he’s also now claiming he bought Kevin de Bruyne and it was Chelsea who ‘sold’ the Belgian, too!?
Salah’s individual season seemingly knows no bounds. He’s on 43 goals now and has at least four games to level Ian Rush’s record of 47 in a single Liverpool season.
No player in the history of our club has bagged more in one campaign.