The 26-year old has been a revelation ever since and after 7 goals and 15 assists in the league this term, he's up there with Mo Salah as the leading Player of the Season contenders.
Mourinho let De Bruyne leave Chelsea in January 2014 - and Mohamed Salah, now starring at Liverpool, a year later. As it always is in life, if you have to have the skills you have to show that constantly and consistently, and he is very good.
"He deserves it. If it's no-one from our team, I think he deserves it", De Bruyne said.
It's near impossible to truly compare Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne in a head to head as they play two completely different positions. Dele Alli is the current two-time YPOY holder, and he'd be presumably up for the award again. I think he's up there with Kane, me and Silva.
So thanks, Kevin! Now, can we talk about how you seem to randomly capitalize the letter H in your handwriting?
"Asked what impact the Catalan has had on his career, De Bruyne added: "[He has taught me] The mixture between keeping it easy and taking my chances.
He added: "I think when teams are able to make short passes of four or five metres, you lose the risk to lose the ball". I remember him from Basel where I thought he looked decent.
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"I'm not really somebody who speaks a lot with coaches if a coach wants to speak with you, then you just you do it".
The Belgian famously said the "Special One" only spoke to him twice during their time together at Stamford Bridge.
"We put music on for us, not to do anything bad to other people".
"In Chelsea, he didn't play too much, but in Roma he was fantastic", said Guardiola.
"At Chelsea, he didn't play too much but in Roma he was fantastic every game he created a lot of chances but sometimes missed", Guardiola said Tuesday. I think we did really well this season. That [at Chelsea] was an experience where I learned maybe the most out of how football goes.