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Jose Mourinho hits back at Frank de Boer over Marcus Rashford

Jose Mourinho hits back at Frank de Boer over Marcus Rashford

Jose Mourinho had a off-the-cuff pop at Frank de Boer after the latter criticised the former's handling of Marcus Rashford's professional progression.

It gets even worse in the Champions League, where Rashford has played a part in seven games, but started just two of them.

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. Rashford is an English player and you want to give him time and he may make mistakes, but Mourinho is not like that, he wants results.

The United boss had an acerbic response to hand when he addressed a news conference ahead of Wednesday's (AEDT) UEFA 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.

De Boer lost all four of his Premier League games without scoring a goal before he was sacked by Palace in September.

The La Liga club held Liverpool 2-2 at Anfield in the groups before coming from behind to draw 3-3 at home, and are more than capable of getting the away goal that could prove fatal to United's progress. I try to give the best to the kid.




"I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to [former United boss] Louis van Gaal, who was responsible for his first season". Things this manager wants are becoming more clear to me.

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

"When you are in the last-16 it looks really, really far but when you are in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals, the feeling is that you are amongst the best". But when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen.

Paul Pogba has an outside chance of being involved after he missed the Liverpool game with a gashed leg. "I don't know yet [if he is fit to play] but he trained a little bit", said the Portuguese boss.

Michael Carrick has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.

Carrick is set to join United's coaching staff in the summer.