Jose Mourinho sends Marcus Rashford Manchester United message after Chelsea goals

Jose Mourinho has urged Marcus Rashford to step up and score more goals to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku's Manchester United departure.

Lukaku was United's top goal scorer for the past two seasons and after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided not to buy anyone to replace him the United manager will need his current players to step up.

Mourinho has called on England international Rashford to improve on his goal tally from last season and make up the short-fall from Lukaku's depature.

"He needs to score more goals especially without Lukaku on the team," Mourinho said about Rashford on Sky Sports. "It will be between these two (Martial and Rashford) plus Alexis (Sanchez) and Mason (Greenwood).

"I think he (Rashford) will be on the pitch all the time and I believe he has the qualities to get better and better and better because he's not just a kid with potential he's a kid with ambition and working attitude and he wants to be better and improve and he wants to work. I believe this season he has a big opportunity to be a better player and score more goals."

Rashford scored twice against Chelsea in the 4-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday with United punishing Frank Lampard's side on the counter attack.
But, Mourinho doesn't think United will have it as easy as they did in their opening game of the new campaign for the rest of the season.

"It depends on the way they play. Playing the way they played today against a Chelsea that allowed them to play the way they like to play he (Rashford) is very very dangerous," Mourinho said.

"Against teams with contact blocks, lower blocks, more physical, more pressure on the ball where United have more of the ball and less possibilities of transition it might be more difficult for him."

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