Rashford seems to be struggling for form in his current football season for the Red Devils. The English footballer has netted just once in his ten appearance for the club in the current football season, and this has raised doubt about his long term future with the club.

The attacker who recently marked his 21st birthday last Wednesday, has made 133 first-team appearance for the club and this has earned him a regular spot in English national team.

Mourinho has said that Rashford has “fantastic conditions to develop”, and is in the right place to fulfil his potential.

“I think he’s got fantastic conditions to develop, he is still developing, but he has fantastic conditions. Mr Van Gaal [Louis van Gaal] brought him to the team, then I come and he played with me a lot. He played in the national team with Sam [Allardyce] and then with Gareth Southgate,” Mourinho told reporters.

“He’s played in the World Cup, the Europa League final, two FA Cup finals – he’s had incredible conditions to develop and I think that is what he is doing. I think the pressure is too high.

“He’s just turned 21, how many players aged 21 had more game time in a big club, in a big country’s national team. How many players are having these kind of opportunities to develop their potential? Not many. From my point of view a little bit of pressure will help him to achieve what he can.”

Rashford began last weekend as a point man in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Everton and will be in contention for a starting position when the Reds visit Liberty stadium