Blomqvist: Ibrahimovic will set the standard at Man United

by Robbie Dunne

Jesper Blomqvist believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will improve Manchester United wholesale with his work ethic and winning mentality.

The 34-year-old joins Man United on a free transfer and is expected to start up front in a new look attack that also includes new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Former Man United player Blomqvist offered an insight into what the Swede will bring to training and the squad upon his arrival.

“Ibrahimovic will come in with a winning mentality and will also set the standard for a lot of the others,” he said.

“He won’t let anybody fall below his standards.He is a player who loves to win and will be a real boost to Manchester United. He has the work ethic you need if you want to be one of the best players in the world. He is in that category, definitely, and I know he has the mentality to win on the pitch, even in training sessions.”

Blomqvist’s comments come as excellent news given the number of influential youngsters in United’s squad. Players such as Marcus Rashford and Adnan Januzaj have no doubt grown up watching Ibrahimovic and will listen carefully to a player who demands so much from himself and the players around him.

Following reports that came out at the end of last season, the atmosphere in the dressing room was not the best and Jose Mourinho‘s first task is to fix that and create a bond between the players and improve their work rate and willingness to work together.

Based on Blomqvist’s quotes, that might be at the heart of Ibrahimovic’s signing and Mourinho knows exactly what he will bring to the table when training starts this month.

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