Ronald de Boer defends brother from Mourinho

Ronald de Boer has defended his brother Frank de Boer from Jose Mourinho, after the Manchester United manager hit back at the latter’s comments about Marcus Rashford

De Boer argued that his brother does indeed respect Mourinho and was only commenting on the likelyhood of Rashford now getting restricted in regards to appearances, due to the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window.

Previously Frank de Boer had mentioned that it was a “pity” that Rashford was playing under Mourinho, which caused the Portuguese coach to hit back by saying that De Boer was “the worst manager in the history of the Premier League”.

“Not right or wrong, simply different, and you have to respect that.” Ronald de Boer told Sky Sports.

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“Mourinho has bought (Alexis) Sanchez in January and of course it’s the truth that it’s not good for Rashford’s development and he will play less now for Man United.

“Rashford is without doubt one of the biggest talents in the Premier League and could play a big part in Russia (at the World Cup) this summer.

“Frank respects Jose a lot and was simply pointing out that, if Rashford was playing for Ajax and had one or two bad games, he would still start the third game.

“However, he’s at Man United and after two bad games things are different and he’d be on the bench.”

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