Jose Mourinho urges academy youngster to change his attitude


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has advised Red Devils youngster Marcus Rashford that he should embrace the negative remarks from the crowd and outside people after he was subject of boos from Swansea fans in the Liberty Stadium last week.

United enjoyed two back to back wins after they again made a 4-0 win at Swansea with goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

It is the first time since 1907-08 that the Manchester Giants have scored eight goals in the opening two fixtures and last time they did so, they eventually won the league.

However, Rashford’s day at the Liberty stadium did not go fruitful as he struggled to make an actual impact in the game.

The young Englishman was booed energetically by Swansea fans subsequent to winning a penalty in the last match at Old Trafford last season.

The 19-year-old attempted his best to recover from the remarks and went for the extra stupendous display. But Rashford who is yet to score this season put the pressure and he squandered a one-on-one chance while his calls for free-kicks were often swung away by referee Jonathan Moss.

And now in a revelation, manager Mourinho has advised Rashford to grasp the boo from the crowd and adapt to such circumstances.

“I think he has to learn how to enjoy it,” Mourinho said.

“If he was a bad player, nobody would try to provoke him. They see the speed, the danger, and probably they think they can affect him.

“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, I think he would do the same things as the other guys did.

“I think he has to adapt to it. He is an English kid, a young kid who plays for their national team. Oh, I’m sorry, they are Welsh!”

United will be now looking to make it a hat-trick of Premier League wins when next week they host Leicester City at the Theatre of Dreams and hoping that the promising kid breaks his deadlock to score the first goal of the season.