Jose Mourinho's Rashford rant - Full transcript of astonishing speech

Postado Setembro 14, 2018

"So, with me in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals".

Forward Marcus Rashford serves the first of a three-game suspension after his red card at Burnley. "Marcus Rashford is not Dominic Solanke, not Ruben Loftus-Cheek, not Dominic Calvert-Lewin", he said.

Manchester United will be keen to build on their win over Burnley when they take on high-flying Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.

Despite Deeney's contributions in recent years, including the icing topper two years ago, Mourinho has won six of his seven matches against Watford as a manager and he will be confident that his team can maintain their hoodoo over the Hornets, despite their hard start to the season.

"Speaking about Marcus, I think I can expect that on Sunday I'm going to be highly criticised for not playing him because some of the boys are really obsessed with me and, I think, have a problem with some compulsive lies".

"I can imagine on Sunday I am going to be criticised for not playing Marcus, but it is not my fault, he's suspended, so probably you should remind them that he is suspended and cannot play".

Since Alexis Sanchez arrived at Old Trafford in January, Rashford has made eight starts for United and just one this season.

Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference today and he's provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game.

The ones that wake up in the morning and the first thing that comes into their minds is Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, I feel sorry for them because there are much more interesting things to wake up and be happy about in the morning than to speak immediately about us and about football.

His Manchester United team were shocked and outfought there in his first season at the club and the current Hornets side are arguably more risky given their current levels of confidence. "Only if injured or suspended, he was never ever out of a selection".

"For the Manchester United supporters, it is important they have the right idea".

Marcus Rashford is suspended after receiving a straight red card against Burnley before the worldwide break, although Luke Shaw is available despite sustaining a concussion in England's defeat to Spain.

Rashford scored both of England's goals over the global break - one in the defeat to Spain at Wembley; the other in the win over Switzerland in Leicester.

Mourinho also revealed that Ander Herrera could be set to miss the visit to Vicarage Road after suffering an ankle injury in training while Marouane Fellaini is struggling with a back problem that he suffered while away with Belgium during the worldwide break. "Contrary to some news, to some opinions by the protocol point of view and according to our doctor, he will be free to play".

"The only situation we have to analyse is if you are going to play him when, during the week, he was not training with the team or if, even so, he decides to play".