Ronald De Boer wades into spat between brother Frank and Jose Mourinho


YOU can lambaste Jose Mourinho for his - at times - pragmatic approach to football or if you disagree with how he deals with the press but one thing you cannot question is his approach to Marcus Rashford.

Mourinho did not take kindly to past comments made by the younger of the siblings, who claimed that it was a "pity" the English youngster plied his trade under the Special One.

Rashford could retain his place in the starting line-up when United face Champions League opponents Sevilla in the second-leg of their last-16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

It's absolutely brutal from Mourinho but it's actually impossible to argue with his assertion that the former Inter Milan manager is the worst manager that the Premier League has seen, statistically at least.

Ex Inter and Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer has slammed Jose Mourinho for his treatment towards Marcus Rashford. I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two season and applies to Scott the best thing to happen is to have experience.

The former Netherlands defender, who worked alongside Mourinho at Barcelona when the United manager was Louis van Gaal's assistant, didn't win any of his league games as Palace manager and his team didn't score a goal.

"If Marcus would be coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose".

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

"I try to give the best to the kid, I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation".

You could see he wasn't right - everything which was easy for him previously became a difficulty and Rashford's natural game had vanished as a effect of not having a rest.

However, the accompanying article neglects to mention just how many of Rashford's 93 games have come from the bench.

Although the Liverpool game was Rashford's first league start this year, he has played 39 games for United this season has scored 12 goals. "No, of course not but he's a player we trust and I told him that before the Liverpool match", added Mourinho.