Mourinho names Premier League's worst manager ever

Annette Crawford
March 13, 2018

Frank de Boer's comments on Marcus Rashford appear to have rattled Manchester United's social media team just as much as Jose Mourinho after they published supposed proof that the Dutchman was talking rubbish.

The Dutch legend and former Crystal Palace boss claimed it was a "pity" Rashford was managed by Mourinho because he wasn't getting enough game time at Old Trafford.

In fact listing those goals alone account for around 20% of his goals in a Manchester United shirt, Rashford then is a man for the big game.

The youngster though doesn't feel as though he needs an explanation from his manager and understands that he won't be starting every match United play in.

The United boss had an acerbic response to hand when he addressed a news conference ahead of Wednesday's (AEDT) UEFA Champions League showdown with Sevilla, seemingly holding De Boer responsible for Palace's slump extending to seven winless and scoreless matches as Roy Hodgson picked up the pieces at Selhurst Park.

Those words incurred the wrath of Mourinho, who dubbed De Boer the "worst manager in Premier League history" and now the club have come to their manager's aid with the supposed "myth-busting stat".


"If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game", he said. I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that were responsible for his formation, and to Mr [Louis] Van Gaal who was responsible for his first season.

'I try to give the best to the kid. "I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons", Mourinho said.

"Mourinho has bought (Alexis) Sanchez in January and of course it's the truth that it's not good for Rashford's development and he will play less now for Man United". When a team gets into the last eight, the feeling is you are among the best and anything can happen.

Paul Pogba has an outside chance of being involved after he missed the Liverpool game with a gashed leg.

Midfielder Michael Carrick, meanwhile, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season. "There comes a time, whether you like it or you don't like it, that your body tells you it is time to stop playing football", he said. "It's something that you have got to accept". "It's kind of been sorted out but we're still talking about it so there is nothing to totally confirm yet", he said.

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