Man Utd employee reveals the truth following Jose Mourinho's claim about Rashford

Owen Hargreaves

The former Reds striker told the Irish Independent: "Jurgen Klopp claimed the referee cost Liverpool a point at Old Trafford, but I wouldn't agree with him on this occasion". Things the manager wants are becoming more clear to me.

Rashford scored twice to put hosts United into a healthy lead against Liverpool, before Erick Bailly's own-goal brought the visitors back into it. "I really hope Liverpool and City are kept apart - and I do not think Real Madrid would be too keen to face either".

Football stats website WhoScored analyse every player's performance and give them a rating out of 10 based on a wide array of statistics. But from my experiences of the past I understand that's part of the game.

With Marouane Fellaini rejecting a new contract at United and Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season, it would be understandable for Mourinho to look for reinforcements in the midfield.

Does Mourinho deserve more credit for giving the youngster regular game time?

"It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho because normally, he's an English player". Therefore the longer the game goes on the more it suits United.

Of all the sides remaining in the competition, it is possible that the English giants could be either drawn against each other in the last eight or any team out of Real Madrid, Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk, AS Roma, Manchester United, Sevilla, Chelsea & Barcelona or Bayern Munich Besiktas.

There had been suggestions that his lack of first team action was jeopardising his chances of being included in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad, and could even be forced to leave Man Utd to get more first team action.

It will be a good test of how Virgil Van Dijk, who has strolled through some games without having a hard time, will get on against a much tougher test with United's attacking power and pace.

"Ours is lacking and our on the spot decisions are lacking in the big, big games - that's where it matters".



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