Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Mourinho hits back at 'worst ever' Premier League manager De Boer

Mourinho hits back at 'worst ever' Premier League manager De Boer

The former Crystal Palace manager told BT Sport that it is "a pity" Rashford plays under Mourinho after the England worldwide marked his first league start of the year with both goals against Liverpool.

Marcus Rashford talks through his two goals in Man United's 2-1 win over Liverpool and the patience required in making his return to Jose Mourinho's XI. "Marcus is very young and needs games, but he is so talented and you want to see him playing every week".

He told reporters ahead of United's Champions League game against Sevilla: "I heard the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer - seven games, seven defeats, zero goals - saying that it was bad for Rashford to be managed by me because he would never play".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has labelled Frank de Boer the "worst manager in the history of the Premier League", after the Dutchman criticised his handling of Marcus Rashford. "I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons", Mourinho said.

"If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game", he said.

You could see he wasn't right - everything which was easy for him previously became a difficulty and Rashford's natural game had vanished as a effect of not having a rest.

"He started and had a good match and I'm not just talking about goals".

Mourinho confirmed that £89m midfielder Paul Pogba returned to training on Monday afternoon but is unsure whether he will return for Tuesday's showdown, as United bid to build on their goalless draw in Spain last month.

"We try to give the best to the kid's education".

Southgate has discussed Rashford's progress with the man at the helm at Old Trafford, and Mourinho insists the England boss is satisfied with the current state of affairs.

"Sevilla is a really good team and the result of the first leg is a result that leaves everything open".

In fact, the 20 year old has made 40 appearances for the Red Devils this season across all competition, providing proof of Jose Mourinho's trust.

"When you are in the last 16 it looks really, really far, but when a team gets in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals".

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