Manchester United Twitter account defends Jose Mourinho in Marcus Rashford row

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Rashford's double - on his first Premier League start since Boxing Day - proved decisive, as Liverpool couldn't add to the Bailly own goal as they slipped to a first defeat in eight games in all competitions.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager fumed at defender Dejan Lovren.

De Boer was capped 112 times by the Netherlands during an impressive playing career which included stints at Barcelona and Ajax - winning league titles with both and the Champions League with the latter.

With runaway leaders Manchester City on course for a third Premier League title, second place is the best the chasing pack can hope for and United moved five points ahead of Liverpool.

"I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank De Boer - seven matches, seven defeats, zero goals. If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game".

But the Portuguese disputes the idea that Rashford is being held back under his charge. When you are younger than I am and you are learning the game I think you do need it.

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After all the discussion of whether Rashford is fading away under Mourinho at Man United, the Special One threw him a start against Liverpool and he kindly paid him back with a brilliant brace to win the staunch rivalry.

"What he was saying was [it is] not good for Marcus Rashford to have a coach like me because the most important thing for me is to win".

'Marcus is having these experiences. Analysing a performance for me is more than number of goals or assists, and for me I'm really happy with Marcus. "The more you do, the easier the results come on the pitch".

The youngster though doesn't feel as though he needs an explanation from his manager and understands that he won't be starting every match United play in. I am really pleased with everything. He's a player we trust.

United stifled Liverpool's exhilarating attack early on at Old Trafford and raced into a two-goal lead with 24 minutes on the clock after a double from Rashford.

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