'I deserved to be sacked at Man Utd' - Mourinho

Ruben Hill
September 23, 2019

Rashford has seen his role at Old Trafford change through his time with the club, with the England worldwide switching back and forth between striker and winger. "I've always anxious about him - every time I've watched him, the kind of character side", said Keane. "He can be unsafe in transitions", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"It's a long way back for United". I never get the impression that he's that type of character that puts demands on people around him.

"He is very professional, he works for the team, he understands what you tell him to do from the defensive point of view".

"Real Madrid's door is closed, they don't sign a goalkeeper after [Thibaut] Courtois, Barcelona is closed with the young and fantastic [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen, Paris Saint-Germain is closed because they signed Keylor Navas, who is a very good goalkeeper and 34 years old for a goalkeeper is not a problem at all". So, I think he gets a phenomenal contract in a moment where he is a bit lucky to get it.

Following their 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho, who has been working as a pundit of late, said that while he was perhaps deservedly sacked, he feels the team is now in a poorer state than he left them in. Every time I've watched him, it's kind of the character side of him.

Roy Keane delivered a damning assessment of Manchester United after their defeat to West Ham, describing himself as "shocked and saddened".

The team's depth at striker will be tested after they did not bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who was sold to Inter in the summer.

England worldwide Rashford limped off in the 61st minute of United's 2-0 loss, with Solskjaer forced to play midfielder Jesse Lingard in attack as he was without Anthony Martial (thigh) and Mason Greenwood (tonsillitis).

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