Friday, 23 March, 2018

Mourinho shrugs off criticism from 'worst manager' De Boer

Kristopher Love | 13 March, 2018, 21:46

Rashford was the star of the show in the Red Devils' blockbuster encounter with bitter rivals Liverpool, finding the back of the net with two magnificent finishes - the first of which has drawn several comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Dutchman lasted just 77 days after losing four consecutive league games without scoring a goal before being replaced by Roy Hodgson in September.

Ex Inter and Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer has slammed Jose Mourinho for his treatment towards Marcus Rashford. "I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons", Mourinho said.


"If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game."


Mourinho also took aim at the club's fans after the Liverpool game as sections of United fans jeered midfielder Scott McTominay for trying to slow the game down and Mourinho for substituting Rashford with midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

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".

Mourinho went on to defend his management of Rashford - a player who has made 40 appearances across all competitions this season and 93 in total under United's current coach. "He's very young. He needs games, he's so talented - you want to see this player every week".

"I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to [former United boss] Louis van Gaal, who was responsible for his first season. The best thing that can happen to a kid is experiences and Marcus is having these". The best thing to happen is to have experience.

Jose Mourinho has launched a scathing attack at Frank De Boer, who attempted to criticise the United boss for not playing Marcus Rashford more often. He starts some and comes from the bench in others. I'm really happy too. He's a player we trust.

"I am really pleased with everything".

Rashford is set to keep his place in the starting line-up after his weekend double for tomorrow's Champions League last 16 second leg against Seville.