Mourinho: Everyone looks to Ibrahimovic in training

Date published: Saturday 30th July 2016 2:40

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jose Mourinho says that Manchester United are already feeling the benefit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s presence at the club.

Ibrahimovic took part in training on Friday, and is expected to make his United debut on Saturday evening.

Mourinho’s squad are currently in Ibrahimovic’s home country Sweden, where they will play Galatasaray.

Mourinho believes that his players immediately felt Ibrahimovic’s impact in training, setting the example others can follow.

“With Zlatan you may see someone with a big ego, big self-esteem, but it is in a positive way,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“When he is with the group, he is humble and friendly to everyone – integration is good.

“Zlatan is a fantastic player and, immediately in training, we could feel what I call ‘functional empathy’ – people looking to him, him looking to connect with other players.

“He is an amazing link player, an amazing player. He could be anything on the pitch, not just a goalscorer.”

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