Football ICON and former Man utd striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named two players Manchester United should look forward to building the team around. The Swedish striker enjoyed a fruitful spell at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho before heading to the MLS, winning the Europa League and League Cup while scoring 22 goals in a Manchester United shirt.
The 37-year-old LA Galaxy star believes that the future of the side should be hinged on Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, both of whom have come to the fore since Jose Mourinho’s departure in December. Zlatan sees the pair as superstars right now, but with the potential to become even better players if they are given the opportunity at Old Trafford.
‘I think Paul Pogba has the potential to be the best player in the world in his position,’ Ibrahimovic told the Daily Mirror. ‘He is a good guy, he trains hard, he listens, he wants to become better, he wants to win. He want to perform in every game. ‘Things happening outside do not really bother him because when you are at that level, everyone will speak. Positive, negative, in between, everybody.
‘Rashford is the future of Manchester United . In the beginning, I saw him more as an individual – now he is playing more for the collective. He is using his quality more for the team, not for himself only. ‘He has big potential and a big future with United and the special thing is that he comes from the academy. I think he has no limits.’
Both Pogba and Rashford are enjoying their best league campaigns in terms of goals with the Frenchman netting 11 and the Englishman nine times in the Premier League, thanks to interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The midfielder and the forward are both representing their countries over the international break, before returning for United’s next fixture at home to Watford on Saturday 30 March. Metro