Jose Mourinho Rips Into Former Crystal Palace Boss Frank De Boer

Kevin De Bruyne scored in both legs as Manchester City beat Paris St Germain in the quarter-final

Kevin De Bruyne scored in both legs as Manchester City beat Paris St Germain in the quarter-final

Liverpool left Old Trafford empty handed as the race for second place shifted very much towards Manchester United after a Marcus Rashford brace inspired Jose Mourinho's side to all three points on Saturday.

'It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho because normally he's an English player you want to give him time and he can then make mistakes.

Oh dear. Mourinho was never going to take those comments lightly and considering De Boer only managed four games before he was sacked - with no points or no goals - he brought a rubber hammer to a gunfight. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling.

Meanwhile, Mourinho hit back at criticism of his management of young Rashford from former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer, who suggested the striker might do better at another club.

"If he was coached by Frank he would lose because he lost every game".

Rashford's 93 games is 12 more than his nearest rival David De Gea who has played 81 time and Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial who have both played 80 times. When you are younger than I am and you are learning the game I think you do need it.

'If you go to his numbers and how many games he played with me I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two season and applies to Scott [McTominay] the best thing to happen is to have experience, ' said Mourinho. Marcus I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that were responsible for his formation and to [Louis] Van Gaal for his first season in the first team. And Marcus is having these experiences. "The more you do, the easier the results come on the pitch".

"Probably you are not expecting my answer - I'm happy with the decision", Mourinho told United Kingdom newspapers.

'I am really pleased with everything. Not many were expecting him to start against Liverpool and he had a good match, not just about scoring goals.

The youngster though doesn't feel as though he needs an explanation from his manager and understands that he won't be starting every match United play in.