Boss plays down Rashford start

Jose Mourinho is in no rush to play Marcus Rashford from the start despite him grabbing Manchester United’s winner against Hull City.

Man United: Boss plays down Rashford startMan United: Boss plays down Rashford start

Rashford made his first league appearance of the season when he replaced Juan Mata in the 71st minute with United looking set for a frustrating draw that would have halted their 100 per cent start in the Premier League.

However the 18-year-old converted in the second minute of time added on to save the day and earn the Reds another crucial three points.

Mourinho has clearly been impressed with what he has seen of Rashford so far, but insisted his striker’s match-winning goal will make no difference as to how and when he will use him this season.

“He’s very good,” Mourinho said. “I know that he’s very good since last season, but working with him every day I think the same. The two matches we were needing a winning goal against Leicester and tonight. He came on and gave us diversity in our football.

“He’s different than (Wayne) Rooney, he’s different than Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), so everybody is happy with him and we’re happy with the squad.”

United now have a two-week break due to the international fixtures and Mourinho says whether Rashford starts the next game will depend on who returns fit.

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