Marcus Rashford has said that he thinks Manchester United’s younger players will learn a lot from Zlatan Ibrahimović’s winning mentality.
Rashford is 17 years younger than Ibrahimović but is just one goal behind the Swedish striker in this season’s scoring stakes, he has scored 5 while Ibrahimovic has managed 6.
Ibrahimović was already a senior professional at Malmo before Rashford was born in 1996 and the United teenage sensation is hoping that he, and the club’s other young players, will learn a lot from the oldest member of the squad.
Speaking about this season at United Rashford said, “It has been amazing. We’ve got a lot of world-class players in the team, especially in the forwards like Zlatan and Wayne. For the young lads, we can’t ask for anything better.”
He said that for the young players such as him, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, watching the older forward players, the way they train and their mentality is extremely important.
Speaking about Ibrahimović, Rashford said, “You can’t ask for more. Zlatan is very easy to speak to and he’s easy to get along with. The way he approaches every game is about winning.”
Rashford said that Ibrahimović wants to win “regardless of the opponent, whether we are home or away, whatever the odds, he always wants to find a way to win.”
Rashford believes that Ibrahimović’s mentality is what is required to reach the top level where Ibrahimović is and has been for many years.
United face Liverpool on Monday evening and Ibrahimović is likely to lead the line despite having scored just once in his past six appearances. While the team started the season well they have suffered back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Watford and then drew with Stoke City so the pressure is sure to be felt.