David Beckham thinks Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the greatest players to have ever played football.
Ibrahimovic has helped himself to six Premier League goals in eleven appearances so far this season, with United sitting in sixth place and nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
The striker, who moved to United from PSG in the summer, was crowned Sweden’s Player of the Year for the tenth consecutive time on Tuesday, leading to plans for a statue in his honour.
“His physique, his passion, his love for the game, hasn’t changed,” said Beckham.
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“He’s still one of the greatest players that has ever played the game – one of the reasons why I’m happy he is now playing at Manchester United, my team. Thanks for that, Zlatan.
“For me, Zlatan is a player who has class, always wants to win, and he proved that when I moved to PSG.
“He was one of those players that it doesn’t matter whether we were playing an important match in the French league, or on the training field, he wanted to win.
“If he wasn’t winning, he was like one of my children. He would get upset, he would get angry, he would lose it. Not that my kids lose it, but Zlatan does. For me he is a winner.”