Jose Mourinho: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford are perfect at Man United

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho insists the combination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford at Manchester United is perfect.

The Portuguese boss has made Ibrahimovic his second signing at the club after the arrival of Eric Bailly and will be followed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Rashford has quickly burst onto the scene at Old Trafford last season and will now have the opportunity to learn from one of the biggest names in football.

Speaking about Rashford and Ibrahimovic, Mourinho believes they are in the perfect age group to compliment each other.

Ibrahimovic’s deal will help get the club back to their former glory days while taking the goal scoring burden off the shoulders off the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial.

One real positive to take out of this is the fact Rashford, 18, is going to be a central figure for United under Mourinho. I was a little worried the arrival of Ibrahimovic could see Marcus get frozen out but clearly that won’t be the case.

The Swede is entering the latter stages of his career and will be leading the line for one or two seasons in order to let Rashford develop into a very consistent striker.

It’s unfair to pile pressure on an 18-year-old at the start of his career, but he has taken his opportunites well and has even proven he was a solid option up front for England at Euro 2016.

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