Mourinho Slams De Boer Over Rashford Comments

Jose Mourinho blasts Frank de Boer as 'the worst manager in the history of the Premier League'

Jose Mourinho and Frank De Boer

Mourinho handed Rashford his first Premier League start of 2018 against Liverpool and the 20-year-old took his opportunity with both goals in the 2-1 win.

This season, the England global has now scored six times in the league, but he has mostly been used as a substitute.

While doing some punditry work, the former Ajax Amsterdam coach, who was sacked by the Eagles after just four Premier League fixtures, questioned the methods being used to develop young talent at Old Trafford, and had a dig at Mourinho while he was at it.

He incurred the United manager's wrath by telling BT Sport that it's "a pity" Marcus Rashford plays under Mourinho after the England global marked his first league start of the year with both goals against Liverpool. "But he's so talented and you want to see him play every week".

Rashford is set to keep his place in the starting line-up after his weekend double for tomorrow's Champions League last 16 second leg against Seville.

Former Crystal Palace chief Frank de Boer had criticised Mourinho over Rashford's development, claiming he did not play him enough.

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He got De Boer's record wrong but made his point all the same by saying: "I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank De Boer - seven matches seven defeats, zero goals - what he was saying was not good for Marcus Rashford to have a coach like me because the most important thing for me is to win. Maybe with him he would learn how to lose".

"They scored goals in Liverpool, drew the match in Liverpool".

Mourinho continued to play down expectations by maintaining that his team are not among the Champions League favourites, and disputed that going out tonight would be a disaster.

"I try to give the best to [Rashford]", Mourinho said. I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that were responsible for his formation, and to Mr (Louis) Van Gaal who was responsible for his first season.

"I think we are not one of the best teams in the competition, but I think when a team arrives in the last eight anything can happen". Mourinho said he did not know whether the midfielder would be available, but Pogba had trained after the open part of Monday's session closed.

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