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Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments

Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments”

There has been plenty of talk in recent weeks surrounding Jose Mourinho's handling of Manchester United wonderkid Marcus Rashford.

This comment clearly got under Mourinho's skin, and he fired back with interest, taking care to mention De Boer's short-lived and disastrous tenure as Crystal Palace manager earlier this season.

Does Mourinho deserve more credit for giving the youngster regular game time?

"I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer saying it's not good for Rashford to have a coach like me", said Mourinho, as he ridiculed the record of a coach who was sacked just four games into this Premier League season by Palace. "But if you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this, I would say probably he's in the top five players with most matches in the two seasons".

"If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game". As a manager he led Ajax to four league titles in a row from 2011 to 2014.

Rashford's minutes have been limited since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January, but Mourinho insisted he was finding a balance between burning Rashford out and giving him enough experience. He plays for United many matches, he starts some comes from the bench for others. He had seven matches, seven defeats [sic], zero goals.

"When you are younger than I am, and you are learning the game, I think you do need it".

Whether Rashford starts against Sevilla may depend on Paul Pogba's fitness.

Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments

The £89 million French midfielder missed the clash with Liverpool through injury, but Mourinho confirmed he returned to training on Monday.

Lingard meanwhile has enjoyed his most prolific season to date with the Old Trafford club, scoring a career high eight league goals, as well as providing four assists in the Premier League to strengthen his claim for a place in England's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer.

Swansea City, who had Jordan Ayew sent off in the 11th minute, held Huddersfield Town to a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium while Wayne Rooney's penalty miss mattered little as Everton beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at Goodison Park. "We are going to try to show we are better but I don't feel we have any advantage".

After the academy product's performance vs Liverpool it will surely be easier for the Portuguese manager to include his player in more matches.

"But my experiences of the past - I understand that's part of the game".

"It is a special game because it would be a very important step for the club".

Three-time European champions, United have made the Champions League quarter-finals just once in the past seven years.

Mourinho believes United will have a chance of winning the trophy if they progress.



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