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

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

"In 2017/18, he played 35 matches in the Premier League, eight in the Champions League, five in the FA Cup including the final, three League Cup matches and the UEFA Super Cup".

"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".

"Because some of the [media] boys are really obsessed with me".

"He was never ever out of a selection, so he knows and that's the most important thing".

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.

"So Manchester United supporters, for you and just for you, to know what we are doing with Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, that's what we are doing here".

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed 20-year-old Rashford must leave United for a club such as Everton with Romelu Lukaku ahead of him in the pecking order, but Mourinho has rejected such claims by insisting he is fully committed to the player's development, citing playing time as tangilble proof. He played well, he competed well, he scored and especially in a period where he comes with some sadness after his suspension.

"Troy Deeney is 9/1 to be first goalscorer with bookmakers as he bids to score in a fourth successive home clash against Manchester United".

The 20-year-old forward impressed for the Three Lions over the global break as he started, and scored, against both Spain and Switzerland.

"So the people that is speaking about these minutes, I think they are a bit confused, Marcus Rashford is not Dominic Solanke, not Ruben Loftus Cheek, not Dominic Calvert Lewin, he is Marcus Rashford, Manchester United player, with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level in the best possible competitions".

@SteveBowercomm: Jose Mourinho didn't need to witness Watford's remarkable to start to make him aware of the potential pitfalls of a trip to Vicarage Road.

Marouane Fellaini was the first player to be mentioned by Jose Mourinho following his team's convincing performance against Burnley prior to the worldwide break. Contrary to some news and opinions, from 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".

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