Marcus Rashford has said that the opportunity for him and other young players at Manchester United to learn from Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been absolutely “invaluable”.
Ibrahimovic moved to Manchester United in the summer from Paris Saint-Germain and is currently the club’s leading goal scorer in the Premier League with fourteen goals so far this season.
His latest goal was the late equaliser against Liverpool last Sunday, perhaps one of the most important of the season. Ibrahimovic brings with him a huge amount of experience having won titles with numerous teams such as Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and PSG.
Rashford was speaking at a Nike event earlier this week in Germany and he took the time to explain why Ibrahimovic was so important to the team.
“For the young players to see his character and the way he approaches every game is invaluable” he said. “Some players can’t bring that when they move clubs.”
Rashford said that it is essential that they try and learn from Ibrahimovic while he is at the team and see what they can take from his game. He also said that along with Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney is the best player that he has played with.
Rashford said that he grew up watching Rooney play every week at Old Trafford and that he looks at both Rooney and Ibrahimovic and does his best to emulate them.
Rashford has made 16 appearances for United in the Premier League this season, scoring three goals.
In other United news this week the team activated a clause in Antonio Valencia’s contract that will keep him with the club for a further year. Valencia has become a key player for the club and he is established as their first choice right back.