Mourinho: Rashford has performed 105 matches, he isn’t Solanke or Loftus-Cheek

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Jose Mourinho has hit again at criticism surrounding Marcus Rashford's sport time at Manchester United by highlighting a raft of statistics in regards to the England ahead.

With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez seen as United's fundamental attacking choices, there have been some recommendations Rashford will not be getting a good probability at Outdated Trafford.

Mourinho refuted that in spectacular model on Friday by mentioning that Rashford has performed 105 instances for United because the Portuguese took cost.

"Marcus Rashford will not be Dominic Solanke," stated Mourinho. "He isn’t Ruben Loftus-Cheek, he isn’t Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

"He’s Marcus Rashford, a Manchester United participant, with an unbelievable variety of appearances and an unbelievable variety of minutes performed on the highest degree in the absolute best competitions."

And Mourinho's exceptional outburst didn’t cease there as he reeled off a ready record of statistics to show a degree to sections of the media he feels are "obsessed" with him.

He continued: "I'm going to do one thing, not for you [the media], however the United followers, and I feel I maintain myself to the United followers and so for them I’m going to spend two minutes with you.

"In 2016-17, Marcus Rashford performed 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, together with the ultimate, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches, together with the ultimate, and the Neighborhood Protect.

"He had 53 appearances, however if you wish to take to the minutes of play, he performed three,068, and if you wish to divide that by 90-minute matches, he performed 34.2 matches of 90-minute matches in 2016-17.

"In 2017-18, he performed 35 Premier League matches, eight within the Champions League, 5 within the FA Cup, three League Cup matches and the European Tremendous Cup ultimate.

"He performed a complete of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes, and in case you divide that by 90, it offers you 29.7 matches, so with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,774 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, together with 5 finals, so the folks talking about these minutes, I feel they’re a bit confused.”

Rashford is suspended for Saturday's journey to Vicarage Street when United meet unbeaten Watford, however Mourinho nonetheless expects a few of the press to criticise him for not deciding on the 20-year-old.

"I can anticipate that [on] Sunday I'm going to be extremely criticised for not enjoying him tomorrow, as a result of a few of the boys are obsessive about me, and a few of them have [a] downside with compulsive lies," added the United boss.

"So I can anticipate that [on] Sunday a few of them will get up within the morning and the very first thing they consider is Jose Mourinho, so I can think about on Sunday I’m going to be criticised for not enjoying Marcus but it surely's not my fault, he's suspended, so in all probability you need to remind them he’s suspended and can’t play.

"A number of the individuals, everyone is aware of they’ve double salaries, they work additionally for the golf equipment and naturally they aren’t impartial, and so they conduct issues within the course they need, that’s apparent.

"It's pure, not moral, however I settle for it. Those that get up within the morning and the very first thing that comes into their thoughts is Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, I really feel sorry for them as a result of there are extra thrilling issues in life.

"Crucial factor of all is that the child is an effective child, a very good participant, is aware of what Manchester United did for him, beginning within the academy, then Mr [Louis] Van Gaal's assist, my assist, the membership's assist, a brand new contract, new shirt, and chosen for each single match.

"Since I used to be right here, he was by no means in the future out for choice due to my determination, provided that injured or suspended. He was by no means, ever out for choice, so he is aware of, and that's an important factor."


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