JOSE MOURINHO has revealed Marcus Rashford ASKED to be substituted after Southampton’s rough treatment.
The striker was Manchester United’s best player on the park with two sensational assists to claw the Red Devils back into the contest after falling two goals behind inside 20 minutes.
Reuters3 Marcus Rashford asked to be taken off during Manchester United's draw with Southampton
Rashford, 19, was replaced by Anthony Martial with 15 minutes left as United chased a winner – much to the frustration of away supporters.
But Mourinho insists it was not his decision to take the England man off.
He said: “Rashford was injured. He asked to come off. He had one kick here, one kick there.
“After 75 minutes he was done and we tried with Martial. Rashford will be fine for the next one.”
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PA:Empics Sport3 Marcus Rashford was unhappy with Southampton's rough treatment at St Mary's