Jose Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford concern

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 13, 2018

The Special One masterminded a 2-1 win over Liverpool at the weekend that saw his Red Devils move four points clear of Tottenham in the race for second place in the Premier League.

Ultimately, though, poor defending in the first half cost the visitors, who are now five points behind Jose Mourinho's second-placed team.

Anthony Martial has returned from a thigh injury to add competition and Jesse Lingard, who was on the bench against Liverpool, is also pushing to start.

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.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer for his comments regarding the Portuguese's handling of England global Marcus Rashford.

Former Crystal Palace and Ajax boss de Boer was a guest on BT Sport's Premier League Tonight show on Saturday and claimed that perhaps it was "a pity" the Portuguese coach was in charge of the young Englishman.

Unsurprisingly, Mourinho has not taken too kindly to seeing his methods criticised and has hit back at De Boer, telling reporters: "I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer saying it's not good for Rashford to have a coach like me. If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose". "Marcus is very young and needs games, but he is so talented and you want to see him playing every week". I try to give the best to the kid.

It wasn't pretty, but they set up to frustrate Liverpool and capitalise on their weaknesses, and the final scoreline says that worked-leaving Liverpool and Klopp a day or two to get over their annoyance and then get to work on showing they can bounce back.

"This is not what you expect from a great club like Manchester United, but Mourinho said after the game he doesn't care what anything thinks about him and he always seems to take delight in destroying attacking teams and winning on his own terms".

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