Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jose Mourinho Rips 'Worst Manager' Frank de Boer for Marcus Rashford Comments


The former Ajax star 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.

De Boer had claimed that Mourinho did not have the patience to let Rashford develop because he was all about getting results.

It's absolutely brutal from Mourinho but it's actually impossible to argue with his assertion that the former Inter Milan manager is the worst manager that the Premier League has seen, statistically at least.

An unimpressed Mourinho hit back, describing de Boer, who had a short-lived and unsuccessful stint at Crystal Palace this season, as "the worst manager in the history of the Premier League".

The United boss had an acerbic response to hand when he addressed a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Sevilla, seemingly holding De Boer responsible for Palace's slump extending to seven winless and scoreless matches as Roy Hodgson picked up the pieces at Selhurst Park.

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

"I think it's his mentality", he said.


As for Rashford, we doubt the young local kid who scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Liverpool has too many complaints about his lot in life at the moment.

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

And a crucial aspect of Rashford's immediate impact came from the fact Mourinho took him out of the spotlight for some time.

Although the Liverpool game was Rashford's first league start this year, he has played 39 games for United this season has scored 12 goals.

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.

"If you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this season, maybe I am wrong, but I would say he is probably in the top five players with the most matches over two seasons".

Jesse Lingard has praised Marcus Rashford's mentality following the Manchester United striker's match-winning display against Liverpool at the weekend.

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