Mourinho shrugs off criticism from 'worst manager' De Boer


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.

YOU can lambaste Jose Mourinho for his - at times - pragmatic approach to football or if you disagree with how he deals with the press but one thing you cannot question is his approach to Marcus Rashford.

José Mourinho has given a withering critique of Frank de Boer, describing the former Crystal Palace manager as "the worst manager in the history of the Premier League".

"If he [Rashford] was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game", Mourinho said.

The worry among United fans when Alexis Sanchez arrived from Arsenal at the end of January was that the signing could stunt Rashford's development.

Here, we take a look at some of the factors that may influence whether Mourinho gives the young forward more opportunities. I try to give the best to the kid. "But if you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this, I would say probably he's in the top five players with most matches in the two seasons".

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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.

Simon Kjaer returns to the first XI, while Jesus Navas is not involved on his first return to Manchester since leaving United's neighbours City.

Making Sanchez's start at Manchester United worse is the form of other players in the league.

The Daily Star is reporting that the Red Devils are ready to give the 25-year-old a new deal, just 11 months after he signed a fresh contract at Old Trafford.

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. I said that before the Liverpool match when many of you were maybe not expecting him to start. The youngster has only started twice in seven appearances in the Champions League, but could be called on for Tuesday night's crunch match against Sevilla.