Zlatan Ibrahimovic relishing the opportunity to mentor Manchester United youngsters

by Tanveer Arayan


Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he is relishing the opportunity the mentor the youngsters at Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho recently revealed the likes of Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford are the first ones to sit with him at his table during lunch.

The Swede has won trophies all over the world and will undoubtedly be inspiring the youth at Old Trafford as one of the biggest names in football.

Speaking about his plans, he insists he is happy to take the extra responsibility.

“I have my responsibility,” he said.

“The coach gives me a lot of responsibility and I take it. I am just myself. I am trying to help all the other ones. The picture for me, outside of the pitch and in the media, is that people judge me before they know me. They write – but that doesn’t bother me.

“It goes in one ear and goes out the other one. It is important what the guys [at United] think about me, that is the most important thing. If I can help then I will help, and I can help even more.”

Many critics believed he wouldn’t be able to make a massive impact at Old Trafford this season as he enters the latter stages of his career but he has now scored four goals in three competitive games.

He looks extremely comfortable on the ball and it seems performing in the Premier League won’t be an issue as he continues to dominate defenders each week.

The youngsters will be looking up to Ibrahimovic and he has gone the perfect way about proving he still has ability to play a massive role for Mourinho’s side.

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