Mourinho savages 'worst manager' De Boer

Frank de Boer's comments on Marcus Rashford appear to have rattled Manchester United's social media team just as much as Jose Mourinho after they published supposed proof that the Dutchman was talking rubbish.

Jose Mourinho has engaged in more than his fair share of wars of words in his time but his putdown of Frank de Boer on Monday was particularly vicious.

De Boer told BT Sport after Rashford's match-winning brace against Liverpool: "It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho, because he's an English player and you want him to be given time".

Rashford scored two brilliantly-taken goals and has surely put himself in contention to start against Sevilla in the Champions League. Rashford is Manchester-born, supports United and Reds fans see him as one of their own, another continuation of the club's proud tradition of giving young players a chance.

During Mourinho's press conference for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash against Sevilla, the Manchester United boss was asked if Marcus Rashford had done enough in the 2-1 win over Liverpool to retain his spot in the team.

De Boer was sacked as Crystal Palace manager this season after losing all of his opening four league games.

"If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game". He had seven matches, seven defeats [sic], zero goals.

"But if you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this, I would say probably he's in the top five players with more matches in the two seasons". 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 best thing that can happen for a kid is to have experience and Marcus is having these experiences".

"When you are in the last-16 it looks really, really far but when you are in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals, the feeling is that you are amongst the best".

Paul Pogba remains a doubt with a leg injury picked up in training last week. "I don't know yet [if he is fit to play] but he trained a little bit", said the Portuguese boss.

Midfielder Michael Carrick, meanwhile, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season. "It's something that you have got to accept".