Jose Mourinho Scorches Frank De Boer Over Rashford Comments

Rashford fired two goals as United secured a 2-1 win over Liverpool to cement their hold on second place in the Premier League, prompting ex-Crystal Palace boss De Boer to question why he doesn't feature more regularly at Old Trafford.

'If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game.

That record was brought up as Mourinho went after the Dutchman, having been irked by the former Palace manager saying it was "pity" for Rashford to be playing under the United boss given his preference for short-term success over player development.

Rashford has had to make do with limited first-team opportunities under Mourinho this season, particularly following Alexis Sanchez's arrival from Arsenal in January, but the England global returned to the starting line-up on Saturday afternoon to score both goals in a 2-1 win over Liverpool.

De Boer was sacked by the Eagles in September after losing his first four Premier League matches without so much as mustering a goal, let alone a point. Normally he's an English player, you want him given time, he can make mistakes. "He wants to get results", De Boer said on BT Sport's Premier League Tonight on Saturday.

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"We try to give the best to the kid's education".

"I think we are not one of the best teams in the competition, but I think when a team arrives in the last eight anything can happen".

"He's very young, he needs games". "I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that were responsible for his formation, to Mr. [Louis] Van Gaal, who was responsible for his first season".

"I don't know (if he can play), we don't know yet, but he trained a little bit after you left".

"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 more matches in the two seasons". "I'm really happy with Marcus". He plays for United many matches, he starts some comes from the bench for others. "No, of course not but he's a player we trust and I told him that before the Liverpool match", added Mourinho. Not many were expecting him to start against Liverpool and he had a good match, not just about scoring goals.

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