Rashford insists he doesn’t need Mourinho reassurances

Marcus Rashford has insisted that he doesn’t need any reassurances from Jose Mourinho, despite seemingly spending more time out of the squad than in it these days.

Rashford made his first start since Boxing Day on Saturday, coming back into the starting lineup with a bang, scoring two goals as United beat bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.

There had been suggestions that his lack of first team action was jeopardising his chances of being included in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, and could even be forced to leave Man Utd to get more first team action.

However, asked if Mourinho had spoken to him to explain why he does not always start him, Rashford replied: “He doesn’t have to. When you are younger than I am and you are learning the game I think you do need it.

“But my experiences from the past mean I understand that’s part of the game. There are only 11 players that can start – it’s just one of the those things.

“It is something you have been through before. If it happens again you will probably deal with it better than the first time it happened to you. It is just another experience.

“In football you are going to be up, you’re going to be down. The most important thing is sticking together as a squad. Everyone turns up every day for training, we all work hard, we all do the necessary things.

“We are all in it together. Sometimes you are in the team, sometimes you are not in the team.”

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