Ian Wright blames Jose Mourinho for destroying Marcus Rashford’s confidence

  • 17 July 2018

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Ian Wright believes Jose Mourinho has damaged the confidence of Marcus Rashford during the recently concluded campaign. The England international made a strong start to the 2017/18 season with nine goals and seven assists by mid-December but he thereafter struggled to command a regular spot.

Rashford had sustained a minor injury during the festive period and shortly after his return, he was forced to settle for a substitute role. Ultimately, the 20-year-old managed just nine starts in the second half of the campaign and this appeared to have seeped through his confidence after his relative no-show in the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea.

How will Jose assess his striking options?

  • 15 June 2016

The doom and gloom scenario amongst the consensus of Manchester United’s support seems to be lifting after former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho was swiftly appointed to take over from Louis van Gaal as Old Trafford’s new manager.

After two seasons of sub-standard, ineffective, possession-based football with only rare forays of attacking intent that the United faithful crave, van Gaal was given the boot in favour of his Portuguese counterpart, despite winning the FA Cup, as United look to bring the Premier League title back to the Theatre of Dreams.

FA Cup win could save Van Gaal

  • 31 March 2016

Louis van Gaal’s tenure at Manchester United has been blighted by disappointments, which has led to speculation that the Dutchman will leave the club at the end of the season.

United have failed to win a trophy since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, despite heavy outlay on transfers under the reigns of David Moyes and Van Gaal.