Pat Nevin gives his take on what a Mourinho move to Man United would mean for Rashford

Ex-Chelsea and Everton winger discusses the future for Man United on Off The Ball

BY Raf Diallo 21:35 Monday 23 May 2016, 21:35 23 May 2016

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 25, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Pat Nevin believes Jose Mourinho won't look at Marcus Rashford's age when deciding whether the Manchester United striker is ready to play in his team.

Mourinho is expected to replace Louis van Gaal as manager at Old Trafford but has a poor track record when it comes to giving opportunities to young players.

"Rashford's the more intriguing one in the fact that is there every likelihood that he's going to bring in another big name at centre-forward very quickly? Well, Jose Mourinho will do that if given the opportunity," said Pat on Off The Ball.

"But if he thinks Rashford is good enough, he'll play him - 100%. Mourinho doesn't look at the age. There's no heart there whatsoever, it's just head. If his head tells him 'well, I can work with this boy for 2-3 years and he might be ready', he'll say 'No, I'll need the player now'. It's about now. 'I could lose my job in a few months'.

"I hope Rashford is seen by Mourinho as good enough. He might adapt his position. I wouldn't be surprised if he sticks him out wide. I would hope he gets the best because Rashford is right up there with some of the best young players we have seen coming out of England."

Pat also added that his advice to attacking midfielder Juan Mata, who was previously sold by Mourinho at Chelsea, is to "get out" before he is likely pushed out by the incoming manager.


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