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Rashford and Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho gives Marcus Rashford advice after being booed by Swansea City fans

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It's extremely early days, but Manchester United look like they could mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title this season.

The Red Devils followed up their opening weekend win over West Ham with another 4-0 victory away to Paul Clement's Swansea City.

Summer signings Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku have hit the ground running, as have the likes of Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial.


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He may not have scored yet this term, but another player who has looked very impressive for United in their first two matches is teenage starlet Marcus Rashford, who's started both games.

The 19-year-old was the subject of boos at the Liberty Stadium for an incident which occured last season, and now Jose Mourinho has responded to the boo boys in perfect fashion.

Why was Rashford booed?

The reason why Rashford was booed by Swansea fans on Saturday afternoon stems from something which happened back in April.

The Man Utd forward appeared to dive to earn his side a penalty in first-half stoppage time, which former captain Wayne Rooney successfully converted.

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It eventually meant very little, however, as Gylfi Sigurdsson's late free-kick levelled the scores and condemned Man United to yet another draw at Old Trafford.

Mourinho's brilliant response to Rashford boos

Rashford received boos anytime he touched the ball this weekend, but Mourinho thinks the Englishman should enjoy being targeted by opposition supporters.

"I think he has to learn how to enjoy it," the United manager told reporters in his post-match press conference after the big away win, via Manchester Evening News.


"If he was a bad player, nobody would try to provoke him. They (the fans booing) see the speed, they see the danger. Probably they think they can affect him."

The "Special One" added: "I think he has to adapt to it. He's an English kid, a young kid for their national team. Oh, I'm sorry! The Welsh national team."

Swansea fans may have had a just cause in booing Rashford, but the United star should definitely take note of his manager's excellent advice.

Despite his good form, Rashford, who scored 11 times last campaign, has been guilty of missing some clear opportunities in front of goal this term, but Mourinho isn't worried.


"Honestly, I think if he was on the bench and he comes for the last 15-20 minutes, when the space was there, I think he would do the same as the other guys did."

Rashford made more appearances (53) than any United player in 2016-17, and he'll be hoping to register his first goal of the new season when Leicester City visit Old Trafford on Saturday.

What do YOU make of Mourinho's response to Rashford's boos at Swansea? Do YOU think Man Utd will win the league this season? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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