Jose Mourinho comments on Marcus Rashford being booed by Swansea fans

Lynette Rowe
August 22, 2017

Pogba and Martial have both started the season well for United, with the France midfielder scoring in their first two games of the season.

That comment followed Mourinho's explicit criticism of Martial back in January, when rumours swirled that the forward was eager to seal a move away from United, which inspired this response from the United boss: "I know he's a top talent, but he needs to listen to me, not his agent".

Given the opening two games of the Premier League season yielded 13 goals and many defensive lapses, it may come as a surprise that five sides are yet to score this season.

The 21-year-old had a disappointing campaign last year after a great debut in 2015/16 as the Frenchman was constantly undermined and dropped by Mourinho, the coach's treatment of the forward did lead to rumours of a possible exit from Old Trafford this summer withInter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur rumoured destinations.

"Suddenly he's started the season and I think he's got more assists in two games than he did in the whole of last season". Of course he wants to play, he wants to start, he wants to be selected for the national team and go to the World Cup.

"That's good and for me it's simple".

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"I think a little bit more freedom instead of being too much connected with the tactical discipline we need".

But head coach Paul Clement said: "We were competitive for long periods of the game -- right up until the second goal". It's a group he's very well integrated with. It brought the footballing world to remember what the Frenchman can do at his very best, within a system that supports him.

United striker Marcus Rashford was the target of boos from the Welsh support, having endured a hard afternoon at the Liberty Stadium despite showing attacking potential.

Mourinho suggested that his colleagues are helping Martial off the pitch as well as on it.

Mourinho believes Rashford must take such attempts to unsettle him as motivation, explaining how he should "enjoy" the attention. The player's agent offered him to United and the Red Devils signed him up. "They see the speed, they see the danger, they think probably they can affect him".

"Honestly, I think if he was on the bench and if he comes [on] for the last 15 or 20 minutes when the space is there", Mourinho added.

"The funniest? I think it's Bailly".

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