Mourinho mocks 'worst manager' De Boer over Rashford

Jamie Vardy's goal was not enough to prevent Leicester's quarter-final exit at home to Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid

"If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game".

United beat Liverpool at Old Trafford thanks to two first half goals from Marcus Rashford, yet the statistics from the game confirmed that Jurgen Klopp's visitors had dominated most of the key statistics from the game.

De Boer won four straight Dutch league titles as Ajax boss between 2011-2014.

"Probably you are not expecting my answer - I'm happy with the decision", Mourinho told United Kingdom newspapers.

"You have to give the guy some credit for getting footballers to sing from his hymn sheet, with the structure he puts into a team making it tough to break them down and he tends to have a couple of creative players who can make the most of a chance when it comes their way". Does he play every match from the start? No. We don't ignore the goals we conceded, but you would say, 'OK, that's how you have to play.' We had these things in pretty much all moments, but we didn't score.

Rashford could retain his place when United take on Sevilla at Old Trafford with the tie poised at 0-0.

"The first leg leaves everything open for tomorrow", added Mourinho.


"Before the two goals, after the two goals, I thought we were dominant".

Liverpool had more possession and did more with the ball than United, but against a Jose Mourinho side having more possession and doing more with the ball often doesn't end up with three points given the Portuguese manager's tactical tendencies.

Oh dear. Mourinho was never going to take those comments lightly and considering De Boer only managed four games before he was sacked - with no points or no goals - he brought a rubber hammer to a gunfight.

"It is a special game because it would be a very important step for the club".

Mourinho believes they are still some way off the European elite, but believes from his experiences of winning the competition with Porto and Inter Milan, anything is possible if they make the last eight.

"When you are in the last 16 it looks really, really far, but when a team gets in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals".

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