Jose Mourinho summoned statistical proof after Marcus Rashford claimed the Tottenham boss taught him learn how to win extra penalties throughout his time at Manchester United.
‘Stats,’ replied Mourinho. ‘Go to Opta, go to my historical past as a supervisor in my kind of 10 Premier League seasons.
‘Examine numbers and take your conclusions.’
Marcus Rashford (left) mentioned Jose Mourinho informed him to be extra ‘savvy’ within the penalty space
However the Tottenham boss refused to take the credit score for Rashford successful penalties within the field
United have been awarded 27 penalties in 118 video games in all competitions underneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in accordance with Opta. That’s compared to 19 in 143 video games underneath his predecessor.
‘It is not an attacking participant that’s savvy,’ mentioned Mourinho. ‘The suggestion means one thing that I hate. The nice attacking gamers assault defenders and the defenders make or do not make penalties.
‘For those who dive it is a yellow card, or it needs to be a yellow card and needs to be criticised by the soccer world.’
Rashford just lately informed the Soccer Writers Affiliation: ‘There’s been occasions when we’ve got not bought penalties.
The Manchester United ahead insisted Mourinho taught him to be ‘savvy’ to win spot-kicks
‘I bear in mind when Jose was supervisor, there have been 5 or 6 occasions I can bear in mind the place I ought to’ve had a penalty.
‘Jose ended up saying to me if you happen to’re not savvy about the best way you do it you then’re not going to get it.
‘After that we began to get just a few – when it comes to improvement, it’s a must to be taught it and perceive it.’