Jose Mourinho had a off-the-cuff pop at Frank de Boer after the latter criticised the former’s handling of Marcus Rashford’s professional progression.
Rashford has been rotated in and out of the United starting XI this season, but has still managed to muck in with a respectable 12 goals in 40 appearances.
However, those numbers just aren’t cutting the mustard with De Boer, who said it was a “pity” that Rashford is playing under Mourinho due to the restrictions the United boss puts on his players.
“It’s a pity his manager is Mourinho.” 👀
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 10, 2018
Of course, Mourinho was made aware of De Boer’s comment at his Monday press conference, and the Portuguese was fairly merciless in his response.
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.
Maybe with him, he would learn how to lose.
Whisper it, but we love spiky Jose. The most marvellous smarmy git of them all.
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.