Jose Mourinho’s continued attempts to play mind-games with Jurgen Klopp are embarrassing.
They don’t work and Liverpool’s boss just laughs off the egomaniac’s weekly jibes.
Still, the Portuguese has somehow shoehorned Klopp and Dominic Solanke into his defence of his (under) use of Marcus Rashford.
Rashford just scored two in two while on England duty, but has only started one Premier League match this term.
Mourinho questioned why he’s getting stick for not picking Rashford when Solanke has yet to play this term.
“Marcus Rashford is not Dominic Solanke,” Mourinho angrily told reporters today, cited by ESPN.
“He is not Ruben Loftus-Cheek, he is not Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
“He is Marcus Rashford, a Manchester United player, with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level in the best possible competitions.
“So Manchester United supporters, for you and just for you, to know what we are doing with Marcus Rashford, that’s what we are doing here.”
In fairness, Rashford has so far shown much more than Solanke and went to the World Cup with England – so it’s not exactly a direct comparison.
The issue with Mourinho is why he brought Alexis Sanchez in on barbaric wages when he already has Rashford and Anthony Martial on the books…
You can be sure that if Klopp had that potentially world-class wing-duo on the books, the last thing he would have done is bring in a 30-year-old who’s past his prime to block their paths into the first-team.