Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has labelled Frank de Boer the "worst manager in the history of the Premier League", after the Dutchman criticised his handling of Marcus Rashford, Skysports reports.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has responded to Frank de Boer's comments on Marcus Rashford - and it's fair to say they struck a nerve.
The former Dutch worldwide had praised Rashford and said it was a "pity" that he plays for Mourinho, who only cares about results, and not a manager who would continue to play him even if he has a bad game or two.
"Tomorrow is a very hard match, we are playing against a team that didn't lose against Liverpool home and away", said Mourinho.
The former Chelsea manager has not just talked the talked though but has also walked the walked as Marcus Rashford was the only player involved in every match-day squad prior to his injury.
Mourinho, clearly angered by De Boer's comments, fired back at the ex-Netherlands star by branding him the Premier League's worst manager of all-time.
"If he was coached by Frank he would lose because he lost every game".
De Boer, though, suggested after the game that Rashford would be better off playing under a manager other than Mourinho. I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to Mr [Louis] Van Gaal [Mourinho's predecessor] who was responsible for his first season.
The perception of United as a pragmatic team set up to get results continues to grate with Mourinho as he faces Sevilla following a goalless draw in Spain three weeks ago.
But Mourinho poked fun at De Boer's record at Crystal Palace where he was sacked after only five competitive games season - four League defeats without his team scoring a goal and a 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over League One Ipswich.
"The result in the first leg leaves everything open, we don't feel we have any advantage, we are going to try to prove we are better but we don't have any advantage at all".
'If you go to his numbers and how many games he played with me. Of course not. He's a player we trust. I'm really happy too.
"They scored goals in Liverpool, drew the match in Liverpool".
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