Jose Mourinho has labelled himself “the monster that kills the little kids” while reassuring Marcus Rashford that he has a bright future at Manchester United.
There have been a few concerned pundits and fans that think Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at Old Trafford could stunt the growth of English youngsters like Rashford and Jesse Lingard.
However, Mourinho has put any worries to bed by reiterating that Rashford is an important player for the Red Devils, while he tips the 20-year-old to have an “amazing future”.
“Marcus’ story is quite interesting because he started playing with Mr [Louis] Van Gaal, when the team was really in trouble, to have options,” said Mourinho.
“Then ‘The monster that kills the little kids’ arrived, but he plays every game since then.
“He plays every game, starting or coming from the bench, as a striker, as a left winger, as a right winger. Then he goes to the national team.
“The kid is having a hell of an experience at every level, so an amazing future waits for him and being surrounded by these players can only help him.
“But the whole story of Marcus – will he get minutes and matches? – that story is really old, because he’s a very important player for us.”
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