Monday, 17 September 2018

Critic to Rashford, Mourinho Brought the Statistic Data

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Marcus Rashford – Critic and suggestion for Marcus Rashford this midweek enraged Jose Mourinho. Rashford even suggested leaving Manchester United considering his poor performance with England national team.

Assumed too much playing time as the wing striker of United, Rashford’s accuracy and instinct as a central striker is decreasing. Moreover, Rashford often sat on the bench due to the rivalry in the left side of the attack with Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.

Mourinho realized about the rumor of Man United academy alumnus. During the press conference ahead of the Premier League fifth-week against Watford, Mourinho started it by announcing that Rashford won’t play this weekend due to card accumulation.

Next, Mourinho explained the statistic record about the playing time detail of the 20-year-old player under his leadership.

“I’m going to do something not for you but for the United fans because I think I hold myself to the United fans and for them, I am going to spend two minutes with you,” Mourinho said in United’s official website.

“On the season 16-17, Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches including the final and the Community Shield. He had 53 appearances but if you want to take to the minutes of play, he played 3,068 and if you want to divide that by 90 minutes of the matches, he played 34.1 matches of 90 minutes in 16-17.”

“In 17-18, he played 35 Premier League matches, eight in Champions League, five in FA Cup including the final, three League Cup matches and the European Super Cup final. He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes if you divide that by 90, it gives 29.7 matches. So with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.8 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals,” Mourinho explained.


Jose Mourinho

Mourinho continued to compare Rashford with other British young players like Dominic Solanke, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

“So the people that is speaking about these minutes, I think they are a bit confused. Marcus Rashford is not Dominic Solanke, not Ruben Loftus-Cheek, not Dominic Calvert-Lewin. He is Marcus Rashford, Manchester United player, with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level in the best possible competitions,” Mourinho added.

“So Manchester United supporters, for you and just for you, to know what we are doing with Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, with Jesse Lingard, with Scott McTominay, that’s what we are doing here,” he concluded.

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