Jose Mourinho has hit back at Frank De Boer branding him the worst manager in Premier League history, following criticism of his handling of Marcus Rashford.
Having seen Rashford mark his first league start since Boxing Day with a match-winning brace against Liverpool, De Boer said, “It’s a pity that the manager is Mourinho, because he’s an English player and you want him to be given time.”
“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.”
Unsurprisingly, Mourinho has not taken too kindly to seeing his methods criticised and has hit back at De Boer, telling reporters: “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.”
“If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game.”
De Boer managed Crystal Palace for seven games and lost all seven.
Mourinho went on to defend his management of Rashford – a player who has made 40 appearances across all competitions this season and 93 in total under United’s current coach.