Jose Mourinho happy to sing the praises of Manchester United’s teenage sensation Marcus Rashford

Date: Friday 5th May 2017 at 10:37 am
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JOSE Mourinho has publicly criticised – humiliated, some might say – a few of his players this season. No chance of that happening with Marcus Rashford.

The Manchester United manager was glowing in his praise of the young striker after his stunning free kick ensured the Red Devils take a 1-0 lead back to Old Trafford.

Whilst not particularly pleased with the result – believing they could have been three goals to the good by half time – he was happy with the performance last night.

Not least that of Rashford who terrorised the Celta Vigo defence all night with his pace, movement, directness and skill. That’s without even mentioning the quality of his winning goal.

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The manager loves Marcus – so do his teammates.


The United boss reckons Rashford, who now has 11 goals this season, is reaping his rewards for the extra work he continues to put in on the training ground. After others have long gone.

As a result of the season-ending injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the young England international has taken the extra responsibility in his elegant and speedy stride.

Much to the delight and admiration of his manager who cannot speak highly enough of the teenage, especially after his heroics in last night’s semi final first leg in Spain.

As quoted on teamtalk – – Mourinho was happy to wax lyrical about one of the Premier League’s most outstanding young talents.

He said: “Marcus Rashford is a 19-year-old kid who is in love with football. He stays after training every day with my assistants to practice taking free kicks and waits for the opportunity.

“He works and works and works so we can forget his age. He started the game with a little problem and with all the running he was feeling it.” By the time he had hobbled slowly off, much to the annoyance of the Celta players, his night’s work was done.

Rashford still has much to learn, of course, and there are some aspects of his game he needs to work on – like when to run; when to pass – but in Mourinho he has the perfect coach to help his career development.


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