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Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Mourinho names Premier League's worst manager ever


His wonderful brace against Liverpool might have surprised non-Manchester United fans given it was his first start in the Premier League in 2018 but it didn't surprise the Old Trafford faithful.

Marcus Rashford has retained his starting place from the victory on Saturday, a reward for scoring both of United's goals and lines up on the left with Alexis Sanchez behind Romelu Lukaku.

He was Mourinho's most used player in 2017, with 61 appearances for United in all competitions.

"I read a quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank De Boer - seven matches, seven losses, zero goals - that Marcus would not learn under me", said Mourinho.

"He was saying it is not good for Marcus Rashford to have to be coached by me".

Here, we take a look at some of the factors that may influence whether Mourinho gives the young forward more opportunities. He lost each of his four league games without managing a goal and won a Carabao Cup match. I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to Mr [Louis] Van Gaal [Mourinho's predecessor] who was responsible for his first season.

The former Dutch worldwide had praised Rashford and said it was a "pity" that he plays for Mourinho, who only cares about results, and not a manager who would continue to play him even if he has a bad game or two.

"If you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this season, maybe I am wrong, but I would say he is probably in the top five players with the most matches over two seasons". He wants to get results.

What a ridiculous concept, especially when the slightest bit of homework would have made them realise just how important Rashford is to Mourinho and United.

"Frank respects Jose a lot and was simply pointing out that, if Rashford was playing for Ajax and had one or two bad games, he would still start the third game".

"Tomorrow is a very hard match, we are playing against a team that didn't lose against Liverpool home and away", said Mourinho.

Mourinho was in spiky mood ahead of Tuesday's crunch Champions League last-16 clash with Sevilla, repeatedly making self-deprecating remarks about his Champions League triumphs as Porto and Inter Milan manager.

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