Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has admitted that manager Jose Mourinho improved him as a player and that le learnt a lot from Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The striker’s relationship with Mourinho often appeared to be difficult with the manager sometimes criticizing his abilities, Rashford said he was hardened mentally by the current Spurs boss.
"It was tough but I think when you look back on it in five or six years, they're the moments that give you that mental toughness. As an all-round player, I've improved a lot and a lot of it is down to those two years under Jose.
"We had ups and downs. When I look back at it, it was a tough period but definitely a period that made me a better player, " Rashford told the UTD Podcast.
The Englishman further hailed the effect Zlatan had on him as he picked a lot from his mentality during his stay at Old Trafford.
"His mentality was beyond anything I'd ever played with before. He didn't care what anyone would say to him or what anyone was saying about him.
"In terms of his mentality, he was key to my development, especially when Jose was there because he was someone who had played under him before and he knew you had to be a certain type of way to survive under him."
Rashford played under Mourinho in the Portuguese’ two and half years at United where they both won the Europa League and League Cup trophies in 2017.