Phelan urges Hull owners to strengthen squad

Ross Houston
August 30, 2016

I just want to say that he is a very, very good player and a very, very good boy.

"We deserved it and in a more comfortable way".

Rashford has also dropped down to the England Under-21 squad, for whom he has been selected for a Euro 2017 qualifier against Norway on September 6.

"I have two weeks before the next match, I have to analyse the opponents and see the way my boys are coming back from the worldwide games", Mourinho said.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Marcus Rashford is proving his value to the side after the young striker scored the late goal that defeated Hull City on Saturday.

With Dele Alli included in England's squad, it appears there was no room for another attacking playmaker. "But you have to make these decisions".

United full-back Luke Shaw, who sprinted across the field to involve himself in the celebrations, claimed it was the best moment he has experienced in his career.

There were high expectations on his shoulders when he arrived, but he endured a hard debut season under Louis van Gaal and failed to cement his place in the first-team.

He had spells on loan at lowly clubs before joining Sheffield Wednesday and then Nottingham Forest.

It was the 18-year-old's ninth goal in 20 appearances since he first burst onto the scene in February and Rooney expects him to contribute plenty more in the coming weeks and months.

A section of the United fans were seen celebrating with the players, some hugging the likes of Rashford and Antonio Valencia just seconds before the final whistle.

Mourinho's United side secured their third successive victory of the new Premier League season at Hull City on Saturday evening - Marcus Rashford scoring an injury-time victor - and go into the worldwide break joint top of the fledgling table.

"He gives new problems to the opposition, so I am really happy with him and the team". Zlatan Ibrahimovic has displaced 18-year-old Rashford up front at United.

The teenager's lively cameo was his first league outing under Mourinho, and the Portuguese coach was impressed with the forward after his bold play had previously helped turn the tide in the Community Shield victory over Leicester City on August 7.

"Having worldwide experience with the under-21s will be invaluable for us later down the line", Allardyce said. "If he plays for Manchester United on a regular basis, he would certainly - if he is breaking into the Manchester United team - be in my squad".

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