Man Utd boss Mourinho blasts de Boer over Rashford remarks

Rashford fired two goals as United secured a 2-1 win over Liverpool to cement their hold on second place in the Premier League, prompting ex-Crystal Palace boss De Boer to question why he doesn't feature more regularly at Old Trafford.

Mourinho hit back at the comments on Monday afternoon, calling the former Ajax, Inter Milan and Crystal Palace coach the "worst manager in the history of the Premier League".

"But if he was coached by Frank he would lose because he lost every game".

The former Dutch global had praised Rashford and said it was a "pity" that he plays for Mourinho, who only cares about results, and not a manager who would continue to play him even if he has a bad game or two.

De Boer though has absolutely taken apart the Portuguese coach, claiming that it's a "pity" that Marcus is stuck with the manager.

Palace lost their first seven games without scoring, though the last three of those came under De Boer's successor Roy Hodgson.

Asked if it would be a failure if United were knocked out, Mourinho said: "A failure?"

"If you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this season, maybe I am wrong, but I would say he is probably in the top five players with the most matches over two seasons".

The latter will also be unavailable for England over the global break, with the Portuguese saying Gareth Southgate should only select Jones if he "wants to take him for the medical department because he's injured".

Jose Mourinho has been making friends again. He [Rashford] played for Manchester United many, many, many times.

The 20-year-old frontman has been used sparingly by Mourinho this season but marked his return to the starting line-up with a match-clinching double against rivals Liverpool on Saturday.

"If we go through to the quarter-final draw, it doesn't matter the opponent - for us or for Sevilla - will always be one of the big names in European football, but we will try".