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Man Utd ace Rashford: Mourinho urged me to be 'savvy' when challenged inside penalty area

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says former manager Jose Mourinho made him more "savvy" in the penalty area.

It follows recent debates over United's penalty count with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggesting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had won more than his over a far shorter period.

The England striker, 23, said Mourinho, now in charge of Tottenham, changed his attitude in the box.

He said: "Jose said, 'if you're not savvy about the way you do it, then you are not going to get given it'."

Mourinho left United in 2018 after two years in charge, and since Solskjaer's first league match in December of that year, the side have been awarded the most Premier League penalties (27).

"When you are making runs in behind or you are dribbling with the ball and you see a challenge coming, you don't want to get tackled because you are looking at an opportunity to score a goal," said Rashford.

"But there have been times when we have probably not got penalties.

"When Jose was manager, there were five or six times I can remember where I should have had a penalty."

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