Watford defender Miguel Britos claims that Zlatan Ibrahimovic “really doesn’t like being touched”.
Ibrahimovic played the full 90 minutes for Manchester United as they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Watford last Sunday.
The Swedish striker started the season in emphatic form, scoring four goals in his opening four Premier League games.
But he was shackled by Watford’s defenders as United slipped to their third consecutive defeat in a week.
Britos also played the full game at Vicarage Road, as the Hornets restricted the 34-year-old to just an assist in the defeat.
“It wasn’t the first time I played against him, I did so when he was at Inter and AC Milan,” said the defender. “We were able to control him, as well as Rooney.
“He’s a bit arrogant and gets annoyed easily. He really doesn’t like being touched… but he’s still a phenomenon. He’s a very complete player and a great.”