Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Marcus Rashford Hails Jose Mourinho's Influence on Development Amid Rumours of Discontent

Kristopher Love | 13 March, 2018, 12:09

After Saturday's 2-1 victory over Liverpool in which Rashford scored United's goals, De Boer said it was a "pity" Mourinho was the 20-year-old's manager.

De Boer was in charge of Palace for only five games, winning one match in the EFL Cup, but the Eagles failed to score or collect a point in the shortest reign for a Premier League manager.

Jose Mourinho has branded Frank de Boer "the worst manager in the history of the Premier League".

Dutchman De Boer hit out at Mourinho for not giving Rashford enough game time.

'Marcus is having these experiences.

De Boer lost all four of his Premier League games without scoring a goal before he was sacked by Palace in September. "He has got good people around him, and they always assure him he is in a good place".

Not trusting young players is a stick Mourinho has been beaten with since his first spell at Chelsea but a stat has been unearthed that will change your mind on everything you've heard about Rashford recently. When you are younger than I am and you are learning the game I think you do need it.

"If he was coached by Frank he would learn how to lose because he lost every game". I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two season and applies to Scott [McTominay] the best thing to happen is to have experience. Rashford is an English player and you want to give him time and he may make mistakes, but Mourinho is not like that, he wants results. He plays for United many matches, he starts some comes from the bench for others. Does he play every match from the start? No? "Right now, I'm probably not learning the most on the pitch", said the former academy graduate, who hopes to play a key role for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation. "I'm really happy with Marcus". We've all been asked to play in various positions and everyone takes it in their stride.

Rashford's impressive performance against the Reds from Anfield has certainly boosted his chance of earning another starting spot against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday, for which Manchester United are given 11/18 betting odds to win. "It's kind of been sorted out but we're still talking about it so there is nothing to totally confirm yet", he said. "In training is where I'm doing most of my learning but you have to take it into the game and against Liverpool it worked".