Rashford will get chances to shine: Jose
KINGSTON UPON HULL, BRITAIN
MANCHESTER United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Marcus Rashford is proving his value to the side after the young striker scored the late goal that defeated Hull City on Saturday.
Rashford hit eight goals in 18 matches for United last season, having broken into the first team in February.
He went on to win a place in England's Euro 2016 squad.
However, the 18-year-old has been named as a substitute for all Premier League matches so far and had not come on at all until Saturday's game, with Mourinho picking new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack.
Rashford has also dropped down to the England Under-21 squad, for whom he has been selected for a Euro 2017 qualifier against Norway on Sept 6.
In his pre-match news conference on Friday, Mourinho was quick to state that the teenager will get chances to play across all competitions this season. He was full of praise of Rashford once more after he converted Wayne Rooney's cross two minutes into stoppage time to earn a 1-0 victory in torrential rain at the KCOM Stadium.
"Marcus Rashford has a lot of chances waiting for him," Mourinho said after the youngster came on for Juan Mata in the 71st minute to make the difference. "When the team was chasing the ball against Leicester in the Community Shield and again tonight, he made a difference for us.
Mourinho believed his side were excellent in their victory but felt that they took too long to get going.
He said: "The boys were very strong and the second half was like going to fight against a wall. We had an amazing mentality. We were very strong and tried to create problems for the opposition."
One setback was a back injury to midfielder Marouane Fellaini, which makes him a doubt for Belgium's World Cup qualifier in Cyprus on Sept 6.
Hull caretaker-manager Mike Phelan praised the efforts of his players, and called for a quick conclusion to the club's takeover saga.
Ehab Allam, one of Hull's owners, indicated in the match programme that a deal has been agreed to sell the club, without confirming the buyers, believed to be a Chinese consortium led by commercial property investors Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li.