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Jose Mourinho slams Frank de Boer following Dutchman’s Rashford claim

JOSE MOURINHO hit back in brutal fashion at Frank de Boer following his criticism of the handling of Marcus Rashford, with the Manchester United boss tearing into the ‘worst manager in Premier League history’.

De Boer (pictured above) was sacked by Crystal Palace in September after losing his first four Premier League matches without scoring. They then suffered another three defeats in a row under successor Roy Hodgson.

Mourinho (pictured below), speaking ahead of tonight’s Champions League last-16, second leg with Sevilla, was annoyed by De Boer saying it was a ‘pity’ for Rashford to be playing under the United boss given what he claimed was his preference for short-term success.

Rashford has had limited opportunities this term but returned to the side on Saturday to score twice in the 2-1 win over Liverpool. Responding to a question that did not even reference De Boer, only whether the forward would retain his starting place, Mourinho said: ‘I read some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League.

‘Frank de Boer — seven matches, seven defeats, zero goals — where he was saying it was not good for Marcus to have a coach like me because the most important thing for me is to win.

‘If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game.’