Owen: Rashford let down by Mourinho


Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has made his feelings known about how Marcus Rashford has been treated this season.

The 19-year-old made a great start to life at Old Trafford last term, scoring at brace in his Europa League and Premier League debuts.

And, after making the England squad for Euro 2016, the current campaign was expected to be one where Rashford came into his own.

It's been anything but, as the teenager has not featured in his favoured central position, with Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic often preferred by manager Jose Mourinho. 

And Own told BT Sport: "I've felt a little sorry for him (Rashford). The way people all say United are heavily reliant on Zlatan's goals, it's because of the way Jose Mourinho sets his team up, it's for Zlatan.

"Everybody else has got to play around him, so Rashford has been on the left or the right."

However, Rashford will now finally have the chance to lead United's line with Ibrahimovic out for a reported nine months.