Rio Ferdinand has fired back at José Mourinho’s criticism of Marcus Rashford. The Portuguese manager doesn’t start his new job at AS Roma until the start of next month and is spending his last weeks as a free man covering this summers European Championships on various media channels.
Mourinho also snubbed Luke Shaw, perhaps hinting why he finds himself at the unemployment center so frequently.
The former United manager picked what he thinks is the best England starting eleven this summer, and snubbed a handful of of his former players. Dean Henderson was given the nod in goal, but Marcus Rashford was snubbed.
“I think when Rashford plays on the right he is completely lost. His dynamics on the right are totally broken, he doesn’t find it. He’s very good on the left, attacking spaces,” Mourinho told talkSPORT.
Rio Ferdinand has dismissed the claims from Mourinho, insisting that the winger is capable on playing on both sides of the attack.
“I don’t think he looks broken, I just feel that he looks more comfortable on the left-hand side,” Ferdinand is quoted as saying by the Metro. “But I’d say the same about [Raheem] Sterling. Sterling looks better on the left, Grealish probably looks better on the left.”
England kick of their Euro 2020 campaign on Sunday, hoping to avoid a repeat of their 2018 World Cup semi-final as they get ready to face Croatia again. Southgate’s side will have home advantage this time, making them favourites for the game.