John Guidetti: Man United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is simply the best

by Robbie Dunne

John Guidetti was not shy in declaring Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the best when discussing his transfer to Manchester United.

The 34-year-old announced he would be moving to Old Trafford on his Instagram last week and there have been no shortage of admirers who believes he is the best in the business.

After Euro 2016, Ibrahimovic retired from the Swedish national team and despite the fact he failed to score at the tournament, Guidetti believes Sweden are going to have to re-think every aspect of their play due to the impact he had on the way they played.

His Swedish compatriot waxed lyrical about the former PSG man and his desire to be the best in the world.

“He wants to win at all costs and that is what makes him the best,” he said.

“We’re going to have to think of something else. The substitution of Zlatan is simply impossible and happened to Argentina and the Netherlands when Maradona and Cruyff retired.

“These players are born only once and not always in Sweden. Zlatan is an example for us all. What makes it so special is its pursuit of perfection.”

Sceptics believe Ibrahimovic might be a little too old to have an impact in the Premier League given its attritional nature but when news broke that he had broken records during his medical with the club, opinions have started to change.

Just by taking one look at Ibrahimovic, you can tell he is a physical phenomenon and has rarely been injured for long periods during his career. He clearly looks after himself and by retiring from international football will give himself an extra couple of weeks recovery during the season in order to be in top shape for United’s assault on domestic and European honours under Jose Mourinho.

Few believe the former Barcelona striker will be around in four or five years but if he can contribute at a high level for one or two years at United while tutoring some of the younger talent in the squad, his job at the club will be complete.

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