Much was made amongst our resident Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern of the potential impact Jose Mourinho would have on the bright talent of Marcus Rashford upon his arrival as the club’s new manager in the summer.
The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ is barely noted for his work with developing young players and the England international had been touted, by our punters, to be the future of the club as the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney come to the end of their careers.
Having taken to life amazingly well little under a year ago, Rashford is one of the brightest striking talents in Europe and the Red Devils in the bar are keen to see him nurtured properly, so perhaps the Portuguese didn’t seem like the most natural man to coach him.
However, though he’s by no means undroppable, the 19-year-old has played a big role at Old Trafford this term, making 32 appearances in all competitions for club and country and bagging seven goals. Crucially, he’s adding more to his game by playing out wide, while still being able to operate as a central striker.
In fact, Rashford himself appears to be enjoying life under the 54-year-old, speaking to Spanish outlet Marca.
”Yes, definitely”, he replied when asked if Mourinho was the right man for United.
”He is known worldwide for his coaching skills. His decision to come to the club conveys confidence to the players and the fans. We go game by match, but I think Mourinho is the ideal man for United.”
”Jose tells me to be calm and try to play in games as I usually do in training. That same thing that tells me is what the rest of the players are trying to do.”
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience