De Bruyne claims Mourinho ignored him at Chelsea

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Seems once Jose Mourinho’s done with you, he’s done with you.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne could not get playing time under Mourinho while with Chelsea in 2013-14, and ended up going on loan to Werder Bremen before making his hey at Wolfsburg and subsequently finding his way to the Etihad.

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De Bruyne claims that once he questioned why he wasn’t getting on the pitch for Chelsea, he ceased to get any respect from the Special One.

The winger claims he had a grand total of two conversations with Mourinho in two months, the final one being a, “Hey man, you gotta get me out of here.”

From The Telegraph:

“I didn’t get any explanation,” De Bruyne said. “I only talked with him twice, Mourinho.”

“That was before the Champions League game against Basel, where he said I was doing better, in his opinion and that I would get my chance. I think that was maybe November.

“And then one week before January, that’s the day I said I wanted to go out because even if I was training better, I was not getting any minutes.”

Seems a bit of piling on, but we digress from the main point, which is that luckily for De Bruyne (and Man City… and Wolfsburg’s cash register), it’s turned out well. He’s a wanted man at his new club, which sits well above his old club on the table this early season.