Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Under Pressure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Under Pressure

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MARTIAL CONTRACT BOOST /PAGE 45 JOSE Mourinho believes too much pressure has been heaped onto Marcus Rashford as he struggles to rediscover his United form.

The striker, who turned 21 on Halloween, has scored just once this season when he had tallied seven this time last year, although the England international has struck in three of last four internationals - with two coming against Spain.

Mourinho played Rashford up front against Everton last week at the expense of the dropped Romelu Lukaku but could recall the Belgian against Bournemouth in today's Premier League fixture. Rashford had a goal correctly ruled out for offside in the win over Everton and squandered a one-on-one with Jordan Pickford.

"I think he's having fantastic conditions to develop," Mourinho said. …

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