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Jose Mourinho Accused Of Ruining Two Of His Young Stars

The fallout from Manchester United’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea has centred more on the nature of the loss rather than the result itself.

The Red Devils didn’t get going until the second half, and even then they couldn’t cancel out Eden Hazard’s early penalty.

Still not at 100%, Romelu Lukaku was benched, with Jose Mourinho giving Marcus Rashford a start up front. The English youngster flattered to deceive though, and was called ashore after 73 minutes of struggle.

Many were keen to laugh at the long-standing comparisons Rashford has had to the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Gabriel Jesus, citing his tumultuous season capped off with a Wembley shocker.

Others pointed the finger at Mourinho, with his style of play and public admonishing of Rashford after a recent loss to Brighton the culprits.

Meanwhile, Anthony Martial has been praised for his form, despite sustained game time being hard to come by. He replaced Jesse Lingard late on today, but wasn’t able to make inroads.

Far from being criticised himself, the blame for Martial’s situation, shrouded in rumour that he wants to leave Old Trafford, has been laid squarely at the feet of Mourinho.

The irony here is that only one of the duo will be playing at the World Cup next month. Rashford has been selected by England manager Gareth Southgate, while Martial was omitted from the French squad for the Moscow showpiece.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.