Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained the reason behind the decision to sell Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to Italian Serie A giants AS Roma while he was the Chelsea boss.
According to the Portuguese tactician, Egyptian international star Salah was not mentally ready for the Premier League while he was a Chelsea player.
Jose Mourinho spoke about Salah during his pre-match thoughts ahead of the Red Devils clash with Liverpool billed for Sunday evening.
Liverpool started the weekend at the top of the table and a win against rivals Liverpool at home will take them back to the Premier League summit.
English champions Manchester City are at the top of the table following their 3-1 win over Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Jose Mourinho signed Mohamed Salah from Swiss side FC Basel for £11m in 2014 but the Egyptian didn’t make the grade at Stamford Bridge.
He made just 13 Premier League outings for the Blues before he was sold to Italian giants AS Roma in 2016.
Salah became an instant hit at Liverpool following his transfer from Roma last summer.
The 26-year-old scored a whopping 44 goals for the Reds in all competitions in his debut campaign as he helped Liverpool to the Champions League final.
Mourinho would be plotting how to stop Salah ahead of his side’s away league meeting with Liverpool.