Mourinho: Rashford must learn to embrace the boos

Date published: Monday 21st August 2017 9:10

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Marcus Rashford to embrace becoming a Premier League target.

United romped to a second successive 4-0 win at Swansea with Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring.

It is the first time for 110 years that United have scored four goals in their opening two league games.

But 19-year-old Rashford largely had a difficult afternoon at the Liberty Stadium despite showing flashes of skill.

The England striker was targeted by Swansea supporters from the first minute as they clearly recalled his theatrical penalty-box tumble in their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in May.

Rashford was also frustrated as Jonathan Moss ignored several calls for free-kicks to be awarded when he went to ground, the teenager’s dissent earning a strong rebuke from the referee.

“I think he has to learn how to enjoy it (the attention),” Mourinho said after United had wrapped up victory with three goals in the final 10 minutes.

“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!”

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