"He stays after training for half an hour to practice taking freekicks" - Mourinho on Rashford

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not satisfied with their 1-0 win at Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Marcus Rashford scored the winner in the second half of the encounter, giving United advantage ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford next week.
But Mourinho is unhappy that his team could only score one goal, after they created a lot of chances.

“I am very pleased with the performance but not with the result,” Mourinho said during his post-match press conference.


“At half time it should have been three or at least two but the result is open.
“We played well enough to have result closed but we have to go and play at Old Trafford.

“Let’s hope Old Trafford want us to win because when Old Trafford wants it, we win.”

Mourinho, however, reserved special praise for Rashford.
“Marcus Rashford is a 19-year-old kid who is in love with football,” Mourinho added.

“He stays after training for half an hour to practice taking freekicks and waits for the opportunity.

“He works and works and works so we can forget his age.

“He started the game with a little problem and with all the running he was feeling it.

“We tried to win the match but we missed chances but the team played well, they were compact against a team who are difficult to play against.”
The winners of the tie will take on Ajax or Lyon in the final on May 24.

Comments