Frank De Boer slams Jose Mourinho's treatment of Manchester United's Marcus Rashford

Ross Houston
March 13, 2018

Mourinho believes they are still some way off the European elite, but believes from his experiences of winning the competition with Porto and Inter Milan, anything is possible if they make the last eight.

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.

Rashford scored both goals in United's 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool on Saturday in what was a rare start for the 20-year-old.

"But Mourinho is not like that", De Boer said.

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. "I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons", Mourinho said.

"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", Mourinho said.

De Boer is not the only pundit to question Mourinho's conservative approach when it comes to Rashford who is vying for a starting place alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez. When you are younger than I am and you are learning the game I think you do need it.

The former Chelsea manager has not just talked the talked though but has also walked the walked as Marcus Rashford was the only player involved in every match-day squad prior to his injury. "My first goal gave me the confidence to do more". "I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that were responsible for his formation, to Mr. [Louis] Van Gaal, who was responsible for his first season".

"Marcus is having these experiences". I'm really happy too. "I'm really happy with Marcus". He's a player we trust.

Rashford rebuffed claims Mourinho is mis-managing him, insisting as well that it is par for the course to have good and bad moments in the game.

United play Sevilla in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second leg with the tie poised at 0-0, which means the visitors will go through on away goals in the event of a score draw.

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