Having been an automatic started under Louis van Gaal towards the end of last season, Rashford has had to wait for his opportunities under Mourinho.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic doing a brilliant job of leading the line since his arrival in the summer, the 19-year-old has been picking up minutes whenever possible.
Speaking about the situation, Rashford was pleased that he’s still getting more Premier League minutes than others around his age group.
“Jose is giving me a lot on and off the pitch and it’s doing a lot for my career,” he said.
“The people closest to me have seen me develop and they will know what I mean. It is a difficult thing to do sometimes, to get what you’re thinking in your head into your game but he’s helped me with that. My game is more complete.
“It’s more than people realise but I am still only young. Other people at other clubs may not be playing at all so to be in this situation, to be training every day, it’s massive for my development.
“You can look at it in two ways. You can either be down, angry and annoyed because you’re not getting the game time or you can see it as a chance to learn and that’s what I was doing. I looked at the players that were playing and saw what they were doing that I wasn’t.
“I’ve had the minutes, my game has changed a lot and I’m pleased with how this season is going. It’s not all about playing every game and scoring, it’s about development. If that goes right, then in the near future that should be the case.
“I have played down the middle, I’ve learned off the right and off the left and these are little steps that are making me a better player. If someone can play in more than one position, it’s beneficial to you, your manager and your team-mates.
“Jose has given me the opportunity to learn my trade in different positions. It’s something that is needed in modern-day football. I see myself as a striker but nowadays it’s difficult to just be a striker. Those players are few and far between.”
He played on the right wing during his day in the United academy and seems happy to play there once again as Mourinho utilises his versatility.
It’s brilliant to hear Rashford in good spirits as he looks to improve his game, and learning from Zlatan will only excel his learning.