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Mourinho says Manchester United must stop Mohamed Salah


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manager has admitted that his side will need to stop in order to have a chance of a result against Liverpool this afternoon.

Having previously played for Mourinho at Chelsea, Salah has improved his game immensely since working under the Portuguese boss. While initially dubbed a flop in English football, Salah has gone on to become on of the game’s most feared attackers.

Despite Mourinho casting Salah away, he now has immense respect for the Egyptian which he displayed in an interview ahead of the biggest rivalry match in English football between Manchester United and Liverpool.

The 55 year old said “The Salah I knew at Chelsea was a project player. Now he is one of the best in the world. He has developed incredibly well since then on every level. He was a fast fragile boy and how he is a fast strong man. Physically amazing.”

“He was not pyschologically adapted to the Premier League when he came from a small club in Switzerland to a big club in England. I played him at White Hart Lane and The Etihad and it was too much for him. Now he plays anywhere, Barcelona, Madrid, and he’s like ‘I am Mo Salah and I am afraid of nobody.’ Liverpool have many strengths but he is a nuclear strength.”

He continued, “Now Salah sometimes plays from the right, at other times he plays as the striker with Firmino dropping behind him. They have so many possibilities to get the best out of Salah. We analyse our opponents, their strengths and weaknesses, in every game and when you go to Liverpool you have to speak and think about Salah. Of course we do. We have to think of the best way to cope with a fantastic player like him and at least try to give him a difficult match.”

Salah takes on Manchester United, one of the only English teams he has failed to score against, in Liverpool’s next game on Sunday 16th of December at 6PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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  1. Abdulwahab Ghobashi

    December 16, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    What a load of rubbish talk. Assessing the potential of young players is a key to success. I hope that Mohamed Salah can score today and put his signature on the Man United score sheet. Shaking De Ghea’s net is approaching.

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