Midfielder Jesse Lingard has compared his former Manchester United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Michael Jordan.
While watching Jordan’s Netflix’s ‘The Last Dance’ series, Lingard says that Zlatan had an aura around him and had a winning mentality that drove everyone around him.
“I have to say Zlatan. As soon as he came to Man United you could feel that aura around him. He had that winning mentality and that drove us, motivated us to win many trophies. Not many people have had that effect. He had that raw winning mentality, he’d played at big clubs before and had that mentality.
“He came to Man Utd and said he wanted to win trophies. At that time I was a young player, Marcus Rashford was young, as soon as we won that first trophy it made us hungry for more. I’d let’s say he brought that winning factor and winning mentality to the team,” Lingard told beIN Sport.
Lingard and Ibrahimovic played together at United for two seasons at United from 2016-17 at a time when the former was only in his second season as a first-team regular.
During his time in Manchester, Zlatan scored 29 goals in 53 appearances under Jose Mourinho helping them to the League Cup and Europa League before leaving for LA Galaxy.