It’s safe to say Zlatan Ibrahimovic is enjoying life at Manchester United.
Well, except switching hotels because the Lowry didn’t have a swimming pool, but everything else is great.
He scored a stunning bicycle kick on his debut, and seems happy with his new team mates, if his latest quotes are anything to go by.
Wayne Rooney’s testimonial took place earlier this week, and Zlatan is preparing to play alongside the long-serving striker next season, and sees the Englishman as the perfect strike partner.
Speaking about Rooney, Zlatan said:
I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for himself but for the striker and the whole team. I’m absolutely happy to be one of the guys beside him.
I think he’s had a fantastic career. He’s been here a long time, I think he came when he was 18 and, like you said, it’s 12 years.
It’s not easy to be in top clubs for so many years. Players come and go. Top players are coming and going but he is still staying.
One of those top players is Ibrahimovic himself, and with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard pushing for a place in the United team, the future looks bright for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Rooney is expected to be a role model for Rashford and co. and Zlatan agrees that the 30-year-old is the perfect person for the job.
I think he is a perfect example for young players to look at and take after. He’s been playing such a long time for a top club and giving results year after year.
Not everybody can succeed with that but he is one of them.
I’m very happy I’m in his team and will do my best to help him win.
United’s season officially starts on Sunday when they take on Leicester City in the Community Shield, against the team Jose Mourinho faced before losing his job at Chelsea.