“My philosophy has never changed. I can use midfielders, defenders from any country,” Mourinho said in a press conference before the match between AS Roma and Fiorentina at 1:45 am. at dawn on August 23, Vietnam time at Olimpico Stadium (round 1 of Serie A 2021/22).
“But as a striker, only strikers of African descent can bring me the luck to win trophies. That’s why I urged Tammy Abraham to move to Roma. When I was in charge. MU, I raised Marcus Rashford to world class when he was still very young.
He helped MU win the Europa League and win several other trophies. After I left, Marcus had new lessons with Ole. That made him forget how to score goals. It’s heartbreaking to see that.”
Under Mourinho (2016-2019), the English star scored 28 goals, had 22 assists in 125 matches, and won the English League Cup, 2016/17 Europa League and 2016 English Super Cup with MU.
When working with Solsa, Rashford played 128 games, had 52 goals (the number 1 striker, the player who played the most games of the Norwegian strategist at MU) and had 34 times “cleaned up”.
In addition to Rashford, the Portuguese military leader also used many other African-American strikers in the past. Some typical examples can be mentioned such as: Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea/Inter Milan), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea/MU), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Mario Balotelli (Inter) and The latest is Abraham (Roman).
In the summer transfer window of 2021, the betel nut team has just spent 40 million euros to buy a Nigerian-born English striker from Chelsea.
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