Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has lambasted former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer, labelling him the "worst manager in Premier League history", after the Dutchman criticised his treatment of striker Marcus Rashford. "If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game".
"You can't be depressed around me, I'm always winding him up".
Here, we take a look at some of the factors that may influence whether Mourinho gives the young forward more opportunities.
YOU can lambaste Jose Mourinho for his - at times - pragmatic approach to football or if you disagree with how he deals with the press but one thing you cannot question is his approach to Marcus Rashford.
"It's a big club with big players and for players like me and Marcus it's going to be tough to start every game but once you are on the pitch you have got to make an impact and maybe in the next game you will be starting".More news: Volkswagen shares rise as vehicle maker announces expansions of electric auto production
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"I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to Louis van Gaal [Mourinho's predecessor] who was responsible for his first season".
Of course not all Rashford's performances have been starts but there won't be many 20 year olds in the Premier League who have made as many appearances in the last year and a half as Rashford has.
Mourinho believes United will have a chance of winning the trophy if they progress.
"We are not one of the best teams in the competition but when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen", added Mourinho. "I don't know yet [if he is fit to play] but he trained a little bit", said the Portuguese boss.
Midfielder Michael Carrick, meanwhile, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.
"There's lots of things (I'm learning)". But you've got to always work hard, and he does.
Carrick is set to join United's coaching staff in the summer.