There’s no doubting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a legend of the game, and one of the best strikers of the past decade.
He’s scored over 300 league goals in his career, all over the world, and is currently proving he can do it in England with Manchester United, where he’s already netted four times in three games.
His arrival at United was always going to be good business – especially on a free transfer – but some suggested it might stunt the growth of some of the younger players at Old Trafford.
But the Swedish superstar has had the opposite effect on his new team mates, as he stays behind after training to offer tips and advice to the likes of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.
According to The Sun, Ibra has been acting as a coach for the trio, who have all struggled to make an impact in the United side so far this season.
Lingard scored a stunning goal in the Community Shield win over Leicester City, but has been injured since, while Rashford has been an unused sub in United’s wins over Bournemouth and Southampton.
Considering they’re paying him over £200,000 per week, the bonus that Ibrahimovic is passing on his wisdom to some of United’s next generation is certainly beneficial for when the former PSG striker leaves the club in the future.
Assuming Zlatan stays in England for a second season and Rashford develops as hoped, the youngster could be in line to be the next world class striker to lead United into the future, with Mourinho at the helm – as long as he stays past his usual two season spell.
So, with this in mind, expect to see Rashford pulling off some kind of gravity defying bicycle kick before the end of the season, in true Zlatan fashion.