Marcus Rashford might be writing himself into Manchester United legend following his blistering start to life at the club, but since the turn of the year, he’s been slightly out of sorts and certainly out of the team.
However, all that changed against Liverpool, with the striker being trusted by manager Jose Mourinho, and scoring two goals and getting Manchester United all three points in the vital clash that has basically secured them a top four spot and possibly even second place.
However, that’s not enough for sacked Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer, who feels qualified to give a manager of Mourinho’s stature advice, despite nearly relegating Palace without a trace, and then seeing the side resurrected by Roy Hodgson.
The currently unemployed manager was speaking with BT Sport, and said: “It’s a pity that the manager is Mourinho.
“Normally he’s an English player, you want him given time, he can make mistakes.
“Mourinho is not like that, he wants to get results. If he has one or two not good games, he puts him out.
“He’s very young. He needs games, he’s so talented – you want to see this player every week.”
Of course, Mourinho might have seen six points from playing the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, but Manchester City are on the horizon, with the clubs set to face off on the 7th April, and while Mourinho knows there is little he can do to stop City lifting the title this season, he will certainly want to make sure his side don’t roll over against them.
Having lost the first game this season 2-1, Mourinho will want his side to show they have improved, and there may even be a possible Champions League clash between the two before the end of the season if United manage to follow City into the next round of the draw on Friday.