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Mo Salah is currently the talk of the town in the English Premier League and it looks like the Egyptian can do no wrong.

Salah has scored 32 goals in 38 games this season in all competitions and the forward shows no sign of slowing down.

This Saturday, Mo Salah will take the field in the Man United vs Liverpool game and in doing so he will once again come to face to face with Jose Mourinho – the man who failed to recognize his talents while they were together at Chelsea.

While Chelsea were enjoying success under Jose Mourinho, Mo Salah was spending his time at Serie A side Fiorentina on a loan deal.

Many people have the feeling that the relationship between the two is sour and Salah will have an extra motivation to perform better during the Derby.

While the latter of the above statement is true but the first bit is not very genuine.

Liverpool Echo have released a story which clearly shows that Jose Mourinho held the Egyptian in high regards.

Back in 2015, Mohamed Salah was seeing out the season with Fiorentina in Italy when a message came through from his parent club Chelsea.

Chelsea had just sealed the Premier League title back in 2015, and manager Jose Mourinho was keen to reward his players for their efforts.

Even if, as was the case with Salah, they had featured for merely half-an-hour over three substitute appearances.

“Not all of them will get an official medal,” said Mourinho of his squad members. “But yes, we are going to buy medals.

“Schurrle, Salah, Schwarzer, Lewis Baker… all of them who started the season with us. They have been invited to the last match and the Player of the Year dinner. They belong to us.”

This clearly shows that Mourinho showed equal importance to all his players whether they were playing in the first team or out on loan with some other club.

But there is also no denying that Mourinho decided to let go of a player who is now showing what he is capable of and we are pretty sure that Mo Salah will try and give that extra bit of effort when Liverpool takes on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

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