English Premiership

Pogba: Ibrahimovic is a key player

2016-10-17 15:30
Paul Pogba (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United star Paul Pogba has emphasised the importance of teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic's presence at the club.

The Frenchman and the Swede both signed for Jose Mourinho's outfit in the summer, and Pogba believes Ibrahimovic is a key player for the Red Devils.

"Ibrahimovic is like a big brother," Pogba told French television station TF1. "He has a winning mentality, a great player.

"He's very important in Manchester, with him we can reach our objectives."

Ibrahimovic has made a swift start to his United career, netting six goals in 11 games, while Pogba has needed more time to settle in at Old Trafford.

However, the world-record signing from Juventus insists he doesn't feel any pressure to perform.

He added: "I will need a little time to adapt in Manchester. Time for the machine to start working. I am adapting.

"People like to talk about Paul Pogba. The critics, they stay for a day, then after that I put my music back on, I dance.

"Returning to Manchester United is a new chapter in my career. New players, new coach, it's a great challenge. Does my price put more pressure on me? No, I have none."


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