Marcus Rashford has praised Jose Mourinho's influence, claiming he's learning a lot despite nagging rumours of his growing discontent at the rotation policy at Old Trafford.
The England international shot to fame in 2016 after a number of spectacular performances in his debut season for the Red Devils. However, his development seemed to hit a wall and has been struggling for playing time under Mourinho this season.
Any rumours of his performance levels dropping were put to rest during his first start of 2018 when his first half double gave Manchester United a hard-fought 2-1 victory over bitter rivals Liverpool on Saturday.
Speaking to Sky Sports he revealed how he's learning a lot on the training pitch and that the skills are starting to translate on match days.
"You have to take it into the game and today [against Liverpool] it worked. Personally, taking the confidence from this game into the next games is important.
"There's lots of things [I'm learning]. It is just the all-round game is starting to become more clear.
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"When you are younger than I am, and you are learning the game, I think you do need it.
Mourinho responded by saying: "The worst manager in history of Premier League Frank de Boer says it is no good for Marcus Rashford to have manager like me. Maybe with him he would learn how to lose."