Marcus Rashford tells Jose Mourinho: I’m perfecting this for Man United
The Manchester United striker discusses what he has been working on under Jose Mourinho
Marcus Rashford has revealed that he is continuing to work on his ability to affect results in the final stages of matches as the Manchester United striker looks to make an impression under Jose Mourinho.
The England teenager has found his first-team opportunities limited under Mourinho this season – the centre-forward has played 17 times in the top flight this season but has only racked up eight starts in the Premier League.
Rashford has only managed to score three goals in the current campaign, although the Manchester United prospect netted twice in a 4-0 win against Reading in the FA Cup fourth round at Old Trafford.
Speaking to Manchester United’s website about what Mourinho wants the England striker to improve, Rashford said:
“It’s just about building on it and being able to repeat the same movements for the 90 minutes.
“I think it will come in time but I have to take it step by step. Sometimes, an approach can take time to perfect but it’s going well.
“It’s about almost singling out each player and each opponent you come up against so you know you can get a one against one. That’s when you know it is a good asset for me to use.”
Rashford scored eight times in 18 games in all competitions last season after the teenager broke into Louis van Gaal’s first-team last term.
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 14 points behind current leaders Chelsea with 16 games to play.