Marcus Rashford thinks the “tough period” he sustained under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United has made him a better player.
England striker Rashford played under Mourinho from the start of the 2016-17 season up until the Portuguese’s sacking in December 2018.
Rashford won an EFL Cup and Europa League because time however typically discovered his type under analysis, while he was mainly utilized on the wing with Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Romelu Lukaku playing centrally.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rashford has actually grown and he has actually scored 19 objectives in all competitors this season– a profession best– prior to a mix of a back injury and the suspension of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic reduced his development.
Regardless of possibly not constantly dipping into his best throughout Mourinho’s period, Rashford is persuaded it is a time that will stand him in excellent stead.
“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,” Rashford informed the UTD Podcast.
” As an all-round player I have actually enhanced a lot and a great deal of it is down to those 2 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 me a better player.”
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) April 20, 2020
Rashford likewise hailed the effect Ibrahimovic, who is now back at Milan having actually taken pleasure in a stint in MLS with LA Galaxy after leaving United, has actually had on his profession.
“His mentality was beyond anything I’d ever played with before,” headded “He didn’t care what anybody would state to him or what anybody was stating about him.
“In terms of his mentality he was key to my development, especially when Jose was there because he was someone who had played under him before and he knew you had to be a certain type of way to survive under him.”