RAMIRES has accused Jose Mourinho of getting him to play against Liverpool when he was injured.
The Brazilian midfielder, 30, is back at the Chelsea training ground this week to get treatment.
He is now playing in the Chinese Super League for Jiangsu Suning but gave an insight into life under Mourinho in an interview with the Chelsea website.
In it, Ramires has recalled a match in the Blues’ championship-winning season of 2014/15.
Usually accustomed to playing in the middle, now-Manchester United boss Mourinho asked Ramires to play out wide despite him being crocked.
Ramires said: “I was injured. I had treatment and Jose Mourinho came to me and said ‘Rami, how are you?’
“I said I’m okay and he said ‘You’re going to play against Liverpool’.
“I looked at him and looked at the physio, but then he said ‘You’re going to play as a right winger, but more close so you can mark Raheem Sterling’.
“I said, ‘Oh my god! I’m injured and I need to mark Sterling’, but it was okay, I did the job well and he took me out after about 60 minutes.
“I did my work, I was very happy with that and he was also happy. I did what he said and I did it with my heart so because of that, everything was good.”
Ramires left Chelsea last summer but he insists he loved every minute at Stamford Bridge.
The midfield maestro added: “I did my best to stay a long time and I ended up staying five-and-a-half years.
“They were amazing years for me and so I am very happy with that and I think without Chelsea, I could not be Ramires like I am today. I went to the Chelsea-Man United game this month and this is the first time I come back since I left, and I was amazed.
“When the fans see me and recognise, they come over and they always have a lot of respect for me. I am very happy because of this.”