Jose Mourinho launched a staunch defence of his use of Marcus Rashford, hitting back at the “compulsive lies” used by some pundits to criticise him.
Rashford’s playing time has been a hot topic during the international break while he started both games for England, scoring against Spain and Switzerland.
Gareth Southgate says the attacker has to play to improve, while some pundits, like Alan Shearer and Ian Wright, have suggested Rashford may have to leave United in order to get the games he needs.
Mourinho came to his press conference on Friday armed with a list of stats to back up his argument that the 20-year-old has played a prominent role during his reign.
“Speaking about Marcus, I think I can expect that Sunday I’m going to be highly criticised for not playing him tomorrow, because so...