Mourinho hits back at critics over Rashfords management

Mourinho hits back at critics over Rashfords management

first_imgPortuguese manager Jose Mourinho had his latest rant against the press ahead of Manchester United’s match at Watford, this time over Marcus Rashford.Before the international break for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford was suspended for misconduct during the match at Burnley and somehow this transformed into criticism against Jose Mourinho once again. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wrote a column for Sky Sports in which he urged Marcus Rashford to leave Manchester United, suggesting that Jose Mourinho was the reason his career hasn’t taken off as it should have yet. This piece was also powered even further by the performances that the player gave for England during the international break, but Jose Mourinho was having none of this new reason to go after him and this Friday, the Portuguese manager hit back in his familiar style. He came out to the press conference ahead of Manchester United’s crucial match at Watford which Rashford is going to miss due to that suspension and started dropping stats about the player’s time at the Red Devils under his guidance. Mourinho does this very well, he always has a perfect comeback for when he gets unfairly criticized and this time he went after Carragher.“I’m going to do something, not for you but for the United fans, because I think I hold myself to the United fans and, for them, I am going to spend two minutes with you. On the season 16-17, Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches, including the final, and the Community Shield. He had 53 appearances but if you want the minutes of play, he played 3,068 [minutes] and if you want to divide that by 90 minutes, he played 34.2 matches of 90 minutes in 16-17. In 17-18, he played 35 Premier League matches, eight in the Champions League, five in the FA Cup including the final, three League Cup matches and the European Super Cup final. He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes. If you divide that by 90, it gives 29.7 matches. So, with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals, so the people speaking about these minutes, I think they are a bit confused,” said Mourinho during the press conference.?? Jose Mourinho’s press conference:? 3 minute rant about Marcus Rashford.? Read his stats & facts off a piece of paper.? Criticised a number of England’s U21 players.? Said the media are ‘Compulsive Liers’.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.? Says he ‘Feels Sorry’ for the media.? Box Office. pic.twitter.com/JnRt0Ojupt— SPORF (@Sporf) September 14, 2018To close his speech about Rashford, Jose Mourinho also pulled off a little irony by adding that: “I think I can expect that Sunday I’m going to be highly criticised for not playing him because some of the boys are obsessed with me and some of them they have, I think, a problem with some compulsive lies. So I can expect that Sunday, some of them, they will wake up and the first thing they think is Jose Mourinho, so I can imagine I am going to be criticised for not playing Marcus but it is not my fault, he’s suspended. Some of the persons, everybody knows they have double salaries, they work also for the clubs and when they work also for the clubs they are not independent and they conduct things in the direction they want, that’s obvious. That’s human, that’s natural, it’s not ethical but I accept. Since I was here, he [Rashford] was never one day out of selection because of my decision, only if he was injured or suspended. That’s why I’m going so specific about these numbers,” said the Portuguese manager as a response to the latest criticism against him.Press criticise Mourinho for not playing Rashford enough. Mourinho defends himself and points to other young English players who are struggling at other top clubs. Press criticises Mourinho for responding to them. pic.twitter.com/lXgVVo4T7a— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) September 14, 2018What do you think about the latest Jose Mourinho outburst against the press in regards to Marcus Rashford’s management? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img

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