Marcus Rashford has explained how Mourinho taught him to be more “savvy” in the penalty area during his time at Old Trafford.
The 23-year-old was honoured for his outstanding work on and off the pitch with the FWA tribute award this week.
A while after picking up the award, the England international spoke to FWA Chair Carrie Brown about numerous topics , including former boss Jose Mourinho.
“As a forward line, we want to go and score goals, when you are making runs in behind or dribbling with the ball and if you see a challenge coming, you don’t want to get tackled, because you are looking at an opportunity to score a goal.” he told FWA official.
“There is no way you are going to let somebody take the ball off you, so for me it is just a case of us wanting to score goals and the teams wanting to defend goals – penalties can happen.
“There have been times when we have probably not got penalties. I remember when Jose [Mourinho] was manager, there were five or six times where I should have had a penalty and Jose ended up saying to me: ‘If you are not savvy about the way you do it, then you are not going to [get] it.’
“After that, we started to get a few penalties. It was something in terms of development, you have to learn that and understand it.”
Recently liverpool manager Klopp brought up United’s penalty record after his side were denied two potential spot kicks in their loss to Southampton.
“I hear now that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than I had in five-and-a-half years. I’ve no idea if that’s my fault, or how that can happen.” he told per Sky Sports.
“But it’s no excuse for the performance. We cannot change it, we have to respect the decisions. But we can change our performance. That’s our focus now.
Klopp claims has gotten a lot of criticism from both Pundits and Former Referees.