Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments

  • Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments

Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer after the Netherlands worldwide said that it was a "pity" that Marcus Rashford was playing under Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Rashford, 20, has been on the bench 15 times in the league this season but scored twice to secure a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday having been named in the starting line-up.

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".

He said: "It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho because normally, he's an English player, you want to give him time and he can then make mistakes, but Mourinho is not like that".

"He was saying it is not good for Marcus Rashford to have to be coached by me".

Maybe with him, he would learn how to lose.

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho
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"I try to give the best to the kid's education".

The perception of United as a pragmatic team set up to get results continues to grate with Mourinho as he faces Sevilla following a goalless draw in Spain three weeks ago. Of course, with Marcus, I have to be honest and give the credit to the people in the academy who were responsible for his formation; I have to leave credit to Louis van Gaal, who was responsible for his first season in the first team. "The best thing that can happen to a kid is to have experiences and Marcus is having them".

The Dutchman, who is still without a job, served as a pundit for the United-Liverpool clash, and claimed it was a "pity" that Rashford has Mourinho as his manager after the game. "You want to see this player every week". Not many were expecting him to start against Liverpool and he had a good match not just about scoring goals.

United host Sevilla in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second leg with the tie poised at 0-0, meaning the Spanish club will go through on away goals in the event of a score draw. "I don't think we're among the five candidates to win the competition".

"When you are in the last 16 it looks really, really far, but when a team gets in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals".

The Frenchman was absent during the part of Monday's training session observed by the media, but Mourinho said Pogba joined the workout after that and has not been completely ruled out.