Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Everyone at Man United is learning from Zlatan Ibrahimovic

by Tanveer Arayan


Timothy Fosu-Mensah has shed light on the way everyone in the first-team squad is learning from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The big Swede has already made a rip-roaring impression at Manchester United, scoring four goals in his opening four games under Jose Mourinho.

Marcus Rashford, who made a powerful impact against Hull City on Saturday, scoring the winner alongside putting in a superb performance, claimed last month that he was learning every day from the 34-year-old. 

Speaking on Monday, Fosu-Mensah echoed his admiration for the Swede’s influence on the training ground as well as on the pitch.

“Training with Zlatan is very special and you learn a lot,” he said.

“After [training] you see how he takes free-kicks and how he finishes, then you see what a top player he is.

“If you face him, you can also learn a lot from him. You are extra sharp as you train against him and so you don’t look ridiculous.”

As a youngster in Man United’s first-team, there aren’t many better figures to look up to than Ibrahimovic – a man with 31 major trophies to his name, including nine league titles in the past ten seasons, not to mention the accelerate of being both Sweden and Paris Saint Germain’s all-time top goalscorer.

The 34-year-old has done it all, and his commanding aura and demand for success illustrates his sheer grandeur. Much like Mourinho, his motives are clear: win, win, win. And win again.

Such an attitude is undoubtedly contagious, and will only serve to benefit this current group of players.

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