Zlatan Ibrahimovic creating friendly vibes at Manchester United – Mourinho

• ‘People are looking to him, he is looking to connect with other players’
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is playing a pivotal role in creating a friendly atmosphere in the Manchester United dressing room, José Mourinho has said, adding that the striker should not restrict his role in the squad to goalscorer.

“With Zlatan you may see someone with a big ego, big self-esteem, but it is in a positive way. When he is with the group, he is humble and friendly to everyone – integration is good,” Mourinho told MUTV. “Zlatan is a fantastic player and, immediately in training, we could feel what I call ‘functional empathy’ – people looking to him, him looking to connect with other players. He is an amazing link player, an amazing player. He could be anything on the pitch, not just a goalscorer.”

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