Zlatan Ibrahimović is well known for his erratic nature, epic goals and overall, just being Zlatan. He has played for A.C. Milan, Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax, Inter and is now scoring for Paris Saint-Germain.
The super striker has played with so many incredible forwards in his career including: Alessandro Del Piero, David Trézéguet, Adrian Mutu, Hernán Crespo, Adriano, Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi, David Villa, Filippo Inzaghi and Edinson Cavani.
But, the big Swede has expressed his regret at not having been able to play alongside Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
Zlatan has also credited Rooney for being such a huge influence in making Cristiano Ronaldo such a great player.
The Express has reported the super striker as saying this about England’s all time top goal scorer:
“These great players, they have their moments over one to three years. But to continue over five years, for ten years the way Wayne Rooney has done is not easy.”
“It’s pressure everyday playing for a big team.”
“He runs a lot, he fights a lot, he sacrifices a lot.”
“When he played with Cristiano Ronaldo all the work was done by Wayne Rooney but he didn’t get the credit because Ronaldo was scoring all of the goals.”
“I’d prefer to have him in my team than play against him. I’ve not been lucky enough to play with him but I enjoy seeing him on the pitch – if I cannot play with him, I will watch him.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, and his desire to play alongside Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney could give the Red Devils the edge in the chase for the top striker.