Defender David Luiz spent two and a half years with Chelsea. He was a member of the Blues’ Champions League winning side of 2011-2012 and a popular figure with the fans.
Despite this, Luiz was often criticized by Mourinho. This led to him being sold to PSG in the summer of 2014.
As reported in The Telegraph, Mourinho had this to say after letting Luiz leave the club,
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“Last season he was not regular first-choice for us. David did important things here, was always a good professional and we will miss him as a good guy when he was with us. But from a football point of view we believe our squad is stronger this season than it was.”
To his credit, Luiz has tried to play down any problems between himself and his former manager. He has, however, admitted that Mourinho made no effort to keep him.
Luiz had three successful seasons in Paris before being resigned by Chelsea last fall.
He has quickly reestablished himself as an important member of the Blues and has a close relationship with current manager Antonio Conte. Luiz and his Chelsea teammates are well on their way to winning this season’s Premier League title. Meanwhile Mourinho and United languish in sixth place.