Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Jose Mourinho hits back at Frank De Boer over Marcus Rashford comments

Jose Mourinho hits back at Frank De Boer over Marcus Rashford comments

"I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank De Boer - seven matches, seven defeats, zero goals".

De Boer, though, suggested after the game that Rashford would be better off playing under a manager other than Mourinho.

Any rumours of his performance levels dropping were put to rest during his first start of 2018 when his first half double gave Manchester United a hard-fought 2-1 victory over bitter rivals Liverpool on Saturday.

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

"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", De Boer told BT Sport. I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons. I saw it. He [Klopp] was very upset with his player and not at the referee.

Former Liverpool star David Thompson has pointed the finger at Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and his management team, arguing that the club's first eleven are just as good as Manchester City's.

Jose Mourinho has been in such a good mood this week he's returned to the jovial banter merchant we all know and love.

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.

"You have to take it into the game and today [against Liverpool] it worked". And Marcus is having these experiences.

However, even without the injured Paul Pogba, it was United who started on the front foot, adopting a more direct style with Romelu Lukaku the target and the Belgium striker was influential in both Rashford goals.

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

The youngster though doesn't feel as though he needs an explanation from his manager and understands that he won't be starting every match United play in.

"Probably you are not expecting my answer - I'm happy with the decision", Mourinho told United Kingdom newspapers. "I'm really happy with Marcus".

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