Vieira: Pogba needs to listen to Ibrahimovic advice

Date published: Monday 22nd August 2016 8:46

Pogba Ibrahimovic

Patrick Vieira says Zlatan Ibrahimovic can help Paul Pogba become one of the best players in the world at Manchester United.

On Friday Pogba made his long-awaited United bow following his world record transfer from Juventus, catching the eye in the 2-0 victory over Southampton.

And former Arsenal midfielder Vieira believes his compatriot can develop even further at Old Trafford, and says he has exactly the right players around him to do so.

“There are some good players around, strong characters around him, who can help him to perform at his best,” the current New York City manager told the Daily Mirror.

“Ibrahimovic, the way I know him, will be a really good person to help him to find the way and perform the way he can.

“He will have no choice any way but to listen to him! He will help him because he’s a fantastic team-mate.”

Vieira also commented that he sees similarities between himself and Pogba after following the 23-year-old’s development closely, adding: “With the price they pay he has to!”

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