There has been plenty of talk in recent weeks surrounding Jose Mourinho's handling of Manchester United wonderkid Marcus Rashford.
The 20-year-old forward made only his first Premier League start of 2018 during Saturday's 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Rashford scored two brilliantly-taken goals and has surely put himself in contention to start against Sevilla in the Champions League.
"Right now, I'm probably not learning the most on the pitch," said the two-goal hero. "In training is where I'm doing most of my learning.
"We are all in it together. Sometimes you are in the team, sometimes you are not in the team.
"When you are younger than I am, and you are learning the game, I think you do need it.
"But my experiences of the past - I understand that's part of the game. There are 11 players that start, it's just one of those things."
Mourinho makes claim about Rashford
Speaking to reporters ahead of the second-leg against Sevilla, the Portuguese coach suggested the 20-year-old is "in the top five players with most matches" since he took charge in 2016.
"I try to give the best to the kid," said Mourinho, responding to Frank De Boer's criticism of his handling of Rashford.
"I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to Louis van Gaal [Mourinho’s predecessor] who was responsible for his first season. But if you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this, I would say probably he’s in the top five players with most matches in the two seasons.”
Man Utd employee tweets the truth
Mark Froggatt, who has worked as part of United's media team since 2010, responded with a tweet to Mourinho's claim about Rashford.
He discovered that Rashford has actually featured more than any other player since Mourinho took over.
Very interesting - Mourinho actually downplayed his use of the United academy star in his press conference.
It also shows that Rashford - despite falling out of favour recently - is definitely getting the game-time needed to develop.
Does Mourinho deserve more credit for giving the youngster regular game time? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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