Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Marcus Rashford is "trustable" after he was given set-piece responsibility at the weekend.

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Rashford is "trustable" - Mourinho

The young England international started Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea and he had a huge impact as he scored opener and played a part in Ander Herrera’s second-half strike.

Rashford was also trusted to take set-pieces with some questioning why the striker wasn’t in the penalty area trying to get on the end of someone else’s deliveries.

Mourinho has hit back at that criticism and believes Rashford’s reliability in dead-ball situations can be a huge boost to United’s chances of scoring.

"Marcus is trustable," Mourinho told MUTV.

"Even for the second goal, his free kick was really high, impossible to score from a header because it was to what we call the third post - not the first or second post. But he's always tense, he's always fast, and you can always trust that [he will make] strong contact with the ball.

"The ball always goes with speed with him. With some other guys, the ball goes in the right spot but slower. Even if you win the duel in the air, it can be really difficult to score, so in this moment Marcus is one of the boys we trust.

"Because he's so young, he's able to keep developing that day after day; he's always with one of the assistant coaches trying to make it even better."