Marcus Rashford Manchester United forward said his former manager Jose Mourinho
had helped him become more “savvy” in the box to win penalties.
Rashford’s comments follow some debate over how many penalties his team are awarded, with
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp saying United had more spot kicks in two years than he had in 5-1/2 at Liverpool.
Rashford said he had been denied several penalty claims while working under Mourinho
and that the Portuguese had told him he had to become more aware in the box.
“Jose said, ‘If you’re not savvy about the way you do it, then you are not going to get given it’
,” Rashford told reporters at the Football Writers’ Association 2021 Tribute Award on Thursday.