Jose Mourinho has admitted he is happy about Marcus Rashford’s decision to wear the iconic number 10 shirt at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford wore the new shirt for the first time on Sunday evening on his return to club action, as Manchester united slumped to a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
United confirmed after the friendly in Bavaria that Rashford will carry the number permanently, taking over from Zlatan Ibrahimovic who left the club during the 2017-18 campaign.
Mourinho feels that the academy product deserves the shirt after waiting patiently for his chance, telling MUTV: “He wanted it. He always wanted it.
“Of course, he respected the big [Wayne] Rooney and then Zlatan wanted to have it. Of course, he was in the shadow, waiting for the opportunity and now the shirt is empty. It’s something fantastic for the kid, let’s give the shirt to him.”