Jose Mourinho did not mince his words when it came to responding to criticism from former Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer.
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.
Mourinho used that question to bring up remarks made by De Boer over the weekend.
The former Dutch international 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.
This comment clearly got under Mourinho’s skin, and he fired back with interest, taking care to mention De Boer’s short-lived and disastrous tenure as Crystal Palace manager earlier this season.
“I read some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer – seven matches, seven defeats, zero goals,” said Mourinho.
“He was saying that it is not good for Marcus Rashford to have a coach like me, because the most important thing for me is to win.
“If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game.”
Ouch. Tell us how you really feel, Jose!