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, Skysports reports.
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. Rashford is an English player and you want to give him time and he may make mistakes, but Mourinho is not like that, he wants results.
If he has one or two not good games, he puts him out.
Saturday's victory was the Portuguese manager's 68th Premier League game as United boss and Rashford has played a part in 59 of them.
Jose Mourinho can only hope that Manchester United are as ruthless against Sevilla on Tuesday as he was in dealing with another of his critics before the Champions League last-16 clash at Old Trafford.
I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank De Boer.
"If he was coached by Frank he would lose because he lost every game".
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Furthermore, the signing of Romelu Lukaku has seen the Englishman deployed as a winger on numerous occasions, and De Boer does not believe Mourinho has the patience to allow Rashford the necessary room to develop. "But when you draw away even though it's a 0-0 - and that's not an especially good result - but we get to decide the tie at home, we don't have to win three, four, five, we have to win 5-4, 8-7, 2-1, 1-0, not to win the tie be disappointing".
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.
"I try to give the best to [Rashford]", Mourinho said.
'Marcus is having these experiences. He plays for United many matches, he starts some comes from the bench for others.
"I think that Gareth Southgate doesn't mind that I say a couple of minutes of our conversation were about Marcus", said Mourinho. Of course not but he is a player that we trust.
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