Zlatan Ibrahimovic praises Wayne Rooney

Zlatan is a huge Rooney fan

Two former Manchester United players are lighting up the MLS this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been his usual mercurial self.

 

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Not only that, but Wayne Rooney is shining.

Now at DC United, Rooney is scoring wonder goals for fun. He has nine goals and six assists so far this season.

Zlatan has come out and praised the former United skipper. It’s no shock given Rooney has revitalised the form of DC United.

Sky Sports report he said: “I think so far he did fantastic. He changed the team he came to and they have done good results.

“Before he came it was different results. But he has been playing good and scoring goals and he shows that he is Rooney.

“I don’t need to describe Rooney. Everybody knows Rooney and they know his quality, so it’s only for him to play the games and perform.”

BRISTOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Bristol City and Manchester United at Ashton Gate on December 20, 2017 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

United struggles

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho may well be wishing he had one of Rooney or Zlatan right now.

Not only were they prolific on the field in their prime, but they were also huge figures in the United dressing room.

That’s something that Mourinho has been lacking this season.

However, after a win over Newcastle and a draw at Chelsea, it’s clear the side are playing for their manager.

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