Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed Marcus Rashford’s Red Card against Burnley today was the result of the young attacker being a naive boy.
England international Rashford was sent off in the 71st minute after retaliating to a meaty challenge from experienced defender Phil Bardsley by sticking his head into the face of the Burnley right-back.
Luckily for the young Manchester United forward his side held onto the two nil lead they had been given by a Romelu Lukaku’s brace to pick up a much needed three points.
While Mourinho played the classic ‘’I didn’t see the incident,’’ card he was pretty scathing of Rashford’s reaction.
“I don’t know what happened. I would say it was naive. It was a kid and a very experienced man. Bardsley’s been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy.” The Portuguese coach told the BBC.
United now go into the international break having won two and lost two of their opening Premier League fixture, with Mourinho claiming after today’s game that his side had been inspired to victory by his clubs fans show of support after their recent 3-0 home defeat to Spurs.