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Jermaine Jenas criticises Jose Mourinho for "disgusting" Marcus Rashford comment

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas slams Jose Mourinho for his "disgusting" treatment of young Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.

Jermaine Jenas has accused Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho of taking delight from seeing Marcus Rashford struggle in Romelu Lukaku's absence.

Rashford was criticised by his manager for his display in the recent 1-0 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion - the first of a four-game run without Lukaku in the starting lineup.

Mourinho suggested that it was 'clear' why the Belgian striker had been used so often this term, as others have been unable to successfully step up when required.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final, however, Jenas hit out at Mourinho for his "disgusting" treatment of Rashford in particular.

"I found what Mourinho did after that Brighton game was disgusting," he told BBC Sport. "I really did. I think when you're managing a young player like Marcus Rashford as well. That was a direct shot at Rashford. It was almost like he enjoyed the failure of Rashford.

"It gave him the opportunity to go, 'well you lot shut up now. I'm right and you're wrong.' And that is not a point that you should be using on a young player."

Rashford also failed to net against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium prior to being replaced by Lukaku in the final quarter of the game.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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