Jose Mourinho explains why he doesn’t play Marcus Rashford at Man United

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has explained why Marcus Rashford doesn’t get much game-time at Manchester United.

The youngster scored the late-winner against Hull City, bagged a hat-trick on his England U21s debut and put in a solid shift in the Manchester derby.

As a result of his impressive showing, the Portuguese boss confirmed Rashford would start in the Europa League opener against Feyenoord.

Speaking about the Englishman’s chances, Mourinho claims he doesn’t want to put pressure on Rashford.

“I don’t want to put pressure on [Rashford],” he said.

“I just want him to play his game and to play well. Tonight he’s the striker, the main striker so hopefully he can deliver.”

“But no pressure. The kid’s just to enjoy his game.”

Rashford possesses a spectacular talent, but playing him each week during the early stages of his career could be a detrimental move for his development.

Last season, Louis van Gaal didn’t have many options after his squad was hit with an injury-wave, but Mourinho has Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front to rely on.

Rashford’s performances have been seriously impressive and while I’d love for him to play more, it’s all about timing as there’s no need to pressure him into scoring goals, as Jose suggests.

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