Jose Mourinho sends open message to Man United fans about top 19-year-old

Jose Mourinho explains why he has been so impressed by Marcus Rashford's attitude at Manchester United

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Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has been thrilled by Marcus Rashford’s attitude since he took over as Manchester United manager.

The 19-year-old forward has developed into one of the most exciting prospects in English football since he broke into the first team at Old Trafford a couple of seasons ago under former manager Louis van Gaal.

Rashford has earned plenty of praise for his strong attacking displays for Manchester United and he has been a regular fixture in the first team for both club and country in recent months.

Mourinho has been working with Rashford since he was appointed as Van Gaal’s successor back in May 2016.

And the Portuguese coach has clearly been thrilled by the attitude he has seen from the teenager, who came through the youth system at the Premier League club.

“Rashford loves football, he loves to train, and he loves to play games,” Mourinho told Manchester United’s website ahead of Sunday’s game with Everton.

“When you love to play; you love full stadiums, you love big matches, you love responsibility.

“It looks to me as if everything around him is very normal.

“It looks like everything is simple – his entourage doesn’t seem to be an entourage of a complex dimension like you see in some players nowadays.”

Mourinho is aiming to steer Manchester United to their first Premier League title since their most recent triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place but won both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge at the club last term.

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