Mourinho in 'worst manager' jibe to De Boer

Mourinho in 'worst manager' jibe to De Boer

The former Dutch global had praised Rashford and said it was a "pity" that he plays for Mourinho, who only cares about results, and not a manager who would continue to play him even if he has a bad game or two.

De Boer says his brother has plenty of respect for Mourinho and was simply making a point about Rashford's likely role were he at a less high profile club.

It's absolutely brutal from Mourinho but it's actually impossible to argue with his assertion that the former Inter Milan manager is the worst manager that the Premier League has seen, statistically at least.

"I read some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer - seven matches, seven defeats, zero goals", said Mourinho, alluding to De Boer's unsuccessful spell in charge of Crystal Palace earlier this season.

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Rashford has scored six goals in 27 Premier League appearances this season - that's more than the five he managed in last year's campaign, playing 32 games in total.

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As for Rashford, we doubt the young local kid who scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Liverpool has too many complaints about his lot in life at the moment.

Mourinho went on to credit United's academy staff and his predecessor Louis van Gaal for their role in Rashford's development and insisted the player remains in safe hands under his own leadership. And Marcus is having these experiences.

"Rashford is without doubt one of the biggest talents in the Premier League and could play a big part in Russian Federation (at the World Cup) this summer". He is 20 years old. "I'm really happy with Marcus". "When you're in the last 16 it looks really far but in the last eight you start smelling [the] semi-finals".

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

We're starting to play more like a team and Rashford stepping up in Anthony Martial's absence is testament to that.