Mourinho Slams De Boer Over Rashford Comments
Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho Slams Former Crystal Palace Manager Frank De Boer Over Marcus Rashford Comments
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer for his comments regarding the Portuguese's handling of England international Marcus Rashford.
The 20-year-old, who has been relegated to the bench for much of the second half of the season, marked his first league start since Boxing Day with two goals against arch-rivals Liverpool on Saturday.
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.
"It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho because (Rashford) is an English player and you want him to be given time," De Boer said, according to BT Sport.
"He can make mistakes but Mourinho is not like that and if he has one or two not good games then he puts him out.
"He's very young, he needs games. But he's so talented and you want to see him play every week."
Mourinho did not take kindly the Dutchman's comments, and launched a scathing attack on him during a press conference on Monday.
"I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer, saying it's not good for Rashford to have a coach like me," the Red Devils tactician said.
"If he was coached by Frank, he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game."
The Red Devils are back in action on Tuesday night, when they face LaLiga outfit Sevilla for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie, which is finely poised at 0-0.
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