Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford lifted the lid on his “tough time” under Jose Mourinho, in an interview with Manchester United Podcast.
Rashford insists that the now-Tottenham Hotspur boss had changed his performance. In talk with Manchester United Podcast, Rashford said: “It was tough but I think when you look back on it in five or six years they’re the moments that give you that mental toughness.”
Around 2016 and 2018, Mourinho took charge of the Red Devils, during which time Rashford was beginning to make a name for himself at Old Trafford.
England’s international chalked up 28 goals and 20 assists under Mourinho, and believes that his stint under the Spurs manager has shaped him into the player that he is today. “As an all-round player I’ve improved a lot and a lot of it is down to those two years under Jose. We had ups and downs – when I look back at it, it was a tough period but definitely a period that made a better player.”
His current performance is no slight testament to this statement. This season, Rashford has notched up 19 goals in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, including 14 in 22 Premier League outings.