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Ronald de Boer: ‘Frank de Boer has a lot of respect for Jose Mourinho’

Ronald de Boer has defended brother Frank de Boer in his row with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over Marcus Rashford’s playing time.

“Managers have different philosophies when developing young talents,” he told Sky Sports News. “Not right or wrong, simply different, and you have to respect that. Mourinho bought [Alexis] Sanchez in January and of course it’s the truth that it’s not good for Rashford’s development and he will play less now for Man United.

“Rashford is without doubt one of the biggest talents in the Premier League and could play a big part [at the World Cup] in Russia this summer.

“Frank respects Jose a lot and was simply pointing out that, if Rashford was playing for Ajax and had one or two bad games, he would still start the third game. However, he’s at Man United and after two bad games things are different and he’d be on the bench.”