Monday, 19 March, 2018

Mourinho happy with 'controlled' Manchester United performance vs Liverpool

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Kristopher Love | 14 March, 2018, 10:08

"It's the dream for every single player to play this kind of game so everyone is looking forward to it".

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.

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

Mourinho went on to credit United's academy staff and his predecessor Louis van Gaal for their role in Rashford's development and insisted the player remains in safe hands under his own leadership.

"It didn't go our way because of the two goals we conceded", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.

"First of all, we don't need to concede the two goals in the first half; for the rest, it was hard to break them down, they sit and hope for the best on the break". The best thing to happen is to have experience.

Liverpool can leapfrog Man United with a win at Old Trafford, and they're the favourites to secure all three points with some bookies.

However, the Reds failed to take anything from the game with the side still yet to see victory at Old Trafford since 2014.

"I think that was probably something that, looking back with hindsight, the club would probably regret, trying to keep him in the summer", said Le Tissier, who scored 209 goals for Southampton during his 16 years at the club.

No player has featured more times for United in Mourinho's time as manager than Rashford.

I would think Roberto Firmino will be the key man.

United are on the up at the moment after nine points from tough games against Chelsea, Liverpool and away at Crystal Palace. "No, of course not but he's a player we trust and I told him that before the Liverpool match", added Mourinho.

We're starting to play more like a team and Rashford stepping up in Anthony Martial's absence is testament to that.

He gets chances every single game and if he is clinical and puts them away then Liverpool win this game, which is why the first goal is so important. "I'm really happy with Marcus".