ZALATAN IBRAHIMOVIC- WAYNE ROONEY IS A “PERFECT PARTNER” IN FORWARD

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said Wayne Rooney will be “perfect partner” upfront to bring back the glory days in Manchester United.

The Swedish star paired up with the Englishman in an attack against Galatasaray in 5-2 win over the Turkey side on Saturday.  Both the star forward Ibrahimovic and Rooney had their name on the scoresheet. 

Ibra was playing as no 9 role and Rooney was playing behind him in no 10 role. Ibrahimovic scored a spectacular scissor kick on his debut, and Rooney scored twice in the match.

Ibrahimovic told MUTV: "I think every big player can work with other big players. That's not a problem. We are 11 players, not two players, on the pitch.

"It's up to the coach what he wants but, with him [Rooney], I see no problems, only success.

"I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for himself but for the striker and the whole team. I'm absolutely happy to be one of the guys beside him."

On Rooney testimonial, he added: "I think he's had a fantastic career. He's been here a long time. I think he came when he was 18, and it's 12 years.

"It's not easy to be in top clubs for so many years. Players come and go. Top players are coming and going but he is still staying.

"He has performed at the top every year. I think he is a perfect example for young players to look at and take after."

 

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