Mourinho urges Rashford to be prepared for crowd chants


The Special one has a piece of advice for the youngster.

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho is trying to prepare his player Marcus Rashford how to cope with dissent from the opposition fans. In fact, the Portuguese manager urges his player to enjoy being targeted by the other side’s spectators, insisting this is a compliment.

The 19-year-old forward has not scored this season and was obviously frustrated during United’s 4-0 win against Swansea. Rashford wasted a one-on-one opportunity and most of his appeals for a foul were simply ignored by the referee.

“I think he has to learn how to enjoy it [the attention],” Mourinho said, according to Eurosport. “If he was a bad player, nobody would try to provoke him. They see the speed, the danger, and probably they think they can affect him.”

“I think if he was on the bench and if he comes on for the last 15 or 20 minutes when the space is there, I think he would do the same things as the other guys did.

“I think he has to adapt to it. He is an English kid, a young kid who plays for their national team. Oh, I’m sorry, they are Welsh!”